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Monday, July 25, 2016

Muslim families warm to organ and tissue donation ahead of Donate Life Week

DAILY TELEGRAPH | James Taylor, Canterbury-Bankstown Express
Religious leaders, specialised nurses and community workers have made headway over the last few years busting misconceptions about organ and tissue donation. Pictured is South Western Sydney Local Health District staff Katie Grooby and Michelle Dowd and council community development officer Turkan Aksoy (centre).
“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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