Articles on this issue "transplants"
Benedict XVI's private secretary has clarified rumors about the Pope's organ donor card, saying that after election to the See of Peter, it automatically became invalid. Monsignor Georg …read more
Here is the address Benedict XVI gave upon receiving in audience participants in the international congress "A Gift for Life. Considerations on Organ Donation." The congress, under way in Rome …read more
There has been no change in Church teaching regarding the concept of "brain death" as a true criterion for death, though the criterion has to be applied correctly, reminded a Vatican …read more
In many countries the number of organs needed for transplants and research far outstrips supply. In Britain a scandal broke out in 1999 when it was revealed that children's organs were being …read more
Does the Church approve the transplant of animal organs for humans? On Sept. 26 the Pontifical Academy for Life answered with a qualified "yes." The Academy published a study on some …read more
The transplanting of animal organs to people must respect three fundamental criteria, John Paul II said in a message published today by the Vatican. Given the "new problems of a scientific and …read more