Do We Believe in That? Religious Attitudes Towards Anatomical Gift Donation
This presentation will strive to examine current official statements by various religious bodies and/or religious leaders regarding anatomical gift donation and discuss the disparity between corporately held beliefs and personal ones. In addition, this presentation will examine the challenges associated with interfacing with various religious bodies, such as language and symbolism and offer some suggestions moving forward.
Charles White, CTBS
Hospital Development Specialist
Charles is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Sacred Theology where he focused on American Religion and Culture. He has previously served as a Family Advocate and the Religious Affairs Coordinator for Southeast Tissue Alliance. Charles currently serves as a Hospital Development Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services where he focuses on rural and smaller urban hospitals. Charles has worked in the tissue banking and OPO industries for 19 years.
On a more personal note, Charles' mother was a tissue donor early in his tissue banking career. Charles serves as a chaplain for his local Cub Scout pack and is a published fiction author.