- Feb 27, 2021
England’s bishops are urging people to speak to their families and loved ones about their organ donation decisions.
An Indianapolis Catholic priest donated his kidney to a mother on dialysis.
Moving to an “opt-out” system of organ donation in England is “regrettable,” according the country’s leading Catholic bioethics center. As of May 20, most people in England will be considered organ donors unless they record a decision not to donate.
“If you ever need a kidney, let me know man, I got you,” John Fernandez told his friend he had met at a Catholic retreat.
When done ethically and free of charge, organ donation is a selfless gesture that contributes to fostering a culture of life, Pope Francis said.
Witnessing the gift of organ donation prompted a man to donate a kidney.