• Families are touched as more people donate organs

    Families are touched as more people donate organs

    • May 31, 2017

    Nearly 118,000 people in the United States are waiting for a transplant, and more than 20 people die every day waiting for a suitable organ. The odds are long for most who are awaiting organs. Each year, the number of people on the waiting list grows, while only about 2 percent of donated organs can be used. Pope Francis has called the act of organ donation “a testimony of love for our neighbor.”

  • Yes, organ donation is a ‘gift of love’ … when done right

    Yes, organ donation is a ‘gift of love’ … when done right

    • Jan 4, 2017

    Driverless cars probably won’t create the shortage of organ donors one recent article seemed alarmed about, but it’s still a good time for Catholics to reflect on what Pope Benedict XVI called the “gift of love” of organ donation … and also what that gift really entails.