Tissue and organ donation and transplantation in Iran
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Tissue and organ transplantation is one of the most promising treatments for some incurable diseases. Nowadays, transplantation is the common therapy in many countries. Unfortunately, availability of donated tissues and organs is limited. There are several factors which may affect donation rate for instance; social factors, culture, religion, and family decision. Accordingly, religious beliefs have a crucial role in tissue and organ donation and transplantation. Islam as a code of life has a comprehensive road map to lead mankind. Spiritual view of human life is considered to be much more valuable in Islam. Therefore, saving a human life is one of the most important Islamic teachings. In Iran as a Muslim country, tissue and organ transplantation program was established based on religious scholars’ permission which has an essential role towards considerable development of the program in Iran.
KeywordsMiddle East Muslims Tissue and organ donation Transplantation
The authors would like to acknowledge Shokouh Salimi, Fereshteh Mohamadi-Jahani, and Maryam Kavousi for their considerable assistance.
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