Organ and tissue donation is not specifically mentioned in the Bible. However, the
timeless content of the scriptures speaks to donation in principle. The following Scriptures can
guide our thinking and actions on organ donation:


Genesis 2:20-30                             The first transplant: a rib taken from Adam to create Eve.

37                                        The Valley of Dry Bones, "These bones shall live."

Matthew 5:7                                  Blessed are the merciful.


Matthew 7:7                                  Ask ... seek ... knock.

Matthew 7:12                                "Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them."

Matthew 10:8                                "Heal the sick ... freely ye have received, freely give."

1:7                                    "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

Mark 9:47                                       We can enter heaven without having every part of our bodies present.

6:37-38                                   Give and it shall be given unto you.

John 3:16-17                                      God so loved the world that he gave

John 10:10                                          Give life that others may live more abundantly.

John 15:12-13                                    Greater love has no man …

I John 4:11                                       "If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."

21:4-5                           In eternity we will not need our earthly bodies: "Former things will pass
                                                              away, all things will be made new."


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