I am doing a presentation for my comparative religion class and I wanted to know your views on donating organs and donating the body to science?
The Shin Buddhist view on organ donations, like all decisions, it is up to myself (a personal decision) and each of us has to be responsible for those decisions.
That being said, organ donations are a personal decision. The human body is a vessel that is temporary and is not sacred, in and of itself (thus most Buddhists have their bodies cremated).
How we use and care of our bodies while we are alive is up to each of us. How and why organs may or may not be donated is just as important as the decision itself.
In short, there is no Buddhist point of view on organ donations.