“The Muslim faith places saving a life very highly”.
These are the words of Australia’s Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, in a message of support for organ donation.
“Islam accepts organ donation and it is seen as an act of merit,” he said.
Dr Ibrahim’s fatwa to Muslims has resonated with a community suspicious of organ and tissue harvesting.
For years, doctors have struggled to broach the lifesaving practice with grieving Muslim families.
But the work of religious leaders, specialised nurses and community workers could be reversing the problem.
South West Sydney Local Health District organ and tissue clinical nurse consultant Michelle Dowd said in just a few years the tide had turned. Continue reading
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