‘…If someone needs your kidney, you have to give it to them!’

December 3, 2011 in Question of the Week, Spotlight Answers, What are your thoughts about organ donation? by Tom Condon

What are your thoughts about Father Val’s donation as well as organ donation in general? Have you stated your intent to be an organ donor on the back of your driver’s license? Why or why not? Do you know anyone who has donated organs or received organ transplants?

Fr. Val’s courageous decision to donate a kidney to a parishioner reminds me of what one our Dominican friars said once about loving our brothers: “You don’t have to like everyone, but, if someone needs your kidney, you have to give it to them!” I think what Fr. Val did was a tremendous act of love.

I have indicated on my directives that I am willing to donate any organ that is needed. I see this as a way of giving the gift of life to others!

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