Organ donation is when a person allows to be removed, legally, either by consent while the donor is alive or after death with the assent of the next of kin their organs. Once the organs are donated they can be transplanted into someone who desperately needs a new healthy organ.
Ella Murtha’s mum Tish died unexpectedly aged 56 and Ella chose for her mum’s organs to be donated to help others. Since then Ella has had contact with two women who benefitted and are hugely grateful for Ella’s mum’s organs. In total Tish’s heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, eye tissue and lungs were all donated, leading to successful transplants that doctors said saved the lives of four women and the eyesight of four men.
The NHS organ donation page has a really interesting run down of what different religions say about organ donation.