Parsis claim to be a progressive community, but it is extremely sad that there are mindless retrograde religious fanatics who preach that no Zoroastrian must donate organs after death, and even go to the extent of saying that donation of blood during one’s lifetime is also harmful (not from the medical point of view, but from the religious view point) under certain circumstances. And such views are unfortunately put up on a Parsi website. It is a DISGRACE to the Parsi community.
How can there be any information regarding donation of organs and blood in our sacred texts? when the texts were written these procedures were unknown.
In the article “Can Parsis donate organs…..” it is mentioned that this body doesnt belong to me but has been given to me for this life,.. ok so who do i ask for permission and how? Then if I say God spoke to me and told me its ok to donate ur eyes after death how would anyone be able to refute my claim?
We are taught “Good thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds” i thought that donating my eyes wud be a good thought and good deed, now here is someone telling me that i shouldnt help another human being and that i’m some different and greater being, looking down on other poor races…shouldnt mix our bloods…thats sick!! Hitler did that!!
I think that i will use my good mind and make my own decisions thank you very much.