At Science and Religion Today I found this great study on faith and organ donation. It's an issue I've written about in the past, here and here. But the astounding fact that I pulled out of the study is this one:
When the researchers spoke with those who are unwilling or reluctant to donate their organs, they found that the majority of them—52 percent—think doctors might not try as hard to save the lives of organ donors, and 61 percent erroneously think it’s possible for a brain dead person to recover.
What's 61% of 49%? That's how many Americans who say they wouldn't be willing to donate organs actually believe that a patient can recover from brain death. What percent of Americans, whether signed up for organ donation (38%) or not, believe in miracles?
Labels: brain death, end of life care, Organ Donation, religion