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medical query

Postby corrine » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:20 pm

Could someone please tell me the Buddhist position on organ transplant? Thank you.

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Re: medical query

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:39 pm

Is there a buddhist position on this? As long as it relieves suffering and doenst harm anyone ...
There is no comfort without pain; thus
we define salvation through suffering.
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Re: medical query

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:47 pm

corrine wrote:Could someone please tell me the Buddhist position on organ transplant? Thank you.

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Re: medical query

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:25 am

On a more serious note, I give plasma and I have indicated my wilingness to donate my organs after my death.
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