A Bahá’í perspective on organ donation

Is organ donation permitted for Bahá’ís?

The Bahá’í faith teaches that a soul associates with a physical body in this life, in order for that individual to cultivate spiritual qualities and manifest their potential. 

After death, the soul no longer has a connection with the body; thus, there is nothing in the Baha'i teachings which would forbid a Bahá’í to donate organs for transplantation.

Indeed, organ donation has been described in the Bahá’í teachings as being:

Of “service to mankind in death” and:

A “noble thing to do”.

On completion of the removal of organs for transplant, the donor's remains should be buried in accordance with Bahá’í burial laws.

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