Medical Ethics. By Toby Hill-Summers Floyd Thompson & Matthew Niblett. Part 1: Conception. All religions believe that life is sacred and special and all life is created by God
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By Toby Hill-Summers
& Matthew Niblett
A transplantation usually concerns an organ that has been fatally damaged due to one reason or another. Organs are taken from the dead who have pledged to give their organs to medical science once they die. Animal organs can also be used- this is known as xenotransplantation.
- All life is respected and should be respected because it isgiven by God.
- Jesus helped others.
- Love one another (Jesus to his disciples)
There is a big difference between the views of the Protestant Church and the Catholic Church with regards to everything. Roman Catholics believe using embryos is wrong and against natural law because a foetus should be given the same respect as a person. Other Christians have similar views because they belive all life is sacred and should not be harmed/destroyed, although many still see the potential benefit in the future to many people. Cloning is seen as playing God and therefore wrong.
Organ donation and blood transfusions are seen as a free act of kindness/good will and Pope Benedict XVI has agreed to be a donor after his death. Most Christians agree with this, although Jehovah's Witnesses have pioneered bloodless surgery because they believe the life is in the blood.