There has been much research done into organ donation and transplantation with live donors, families of deceased donors and transplant recipients. Research conducted with patient’s families has shown that often the donor families are comforted by the fact that, through organ donation and giving the gift of life to someone else, the death of their loved one was not in vain.
Evidence suggests that living organ donors are living longer than those who do not donate organs, probably because donors are thoroughly assessed from a clinical point of view before surgery and then assessed regularly following organ donation.
All religions and cultures consider organ donation as a respected and honored act; to save the life of another. In Islam organ donation is considered a continuous good work after the death of donor. This is also true in Judaism and Christianity.