W Fadili1*, A Errai2, M Labrassi1, M Lakmichi2, Z Dahami2, S Moudouni2, I Laouad1 and I Sarf2
1Nephrology-Kidney Transplantation Department, Mohamed VI Medical University Hospital, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco
2Urology Transplantation Department, Mohamed VI Medical University Hospital, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: W Fadili, Nephrology-Kidney Transplantation Department, Mohamed VI Medical University Hospital, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco.
Received: November 21, 2020; Published: January 16, 2021
Background: Kidney transplantation is the best therapeutic choice of patients with end stage renal disease as it improves quality of life and survival rates. However, it is limited by the scarity of donors in part due to negative attitudes of muslims toward organ donation.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of islamic religious officials toward organ donation and transplantation.
Methods: Cross-sectional study of 125 islamic religious officials. A questionnaire was provided to the study group, asking about their knowledge and views toward kidney donation.
Results: In our study, 57% of religious officials refused to participate due to a lack of information on kidney transplantation. Most of the participants were in favor to kidney donation (88,9%) and believed that it was compatible with islamic judgments (94,4%), but none of them accepted the principle of brain-deceased donor.
Conclusion: It is clear that improving the knowledge of religious officials on organ donation is an important step in changing the cultural beliefs of muslim populations.
Keywords: Islam; Religious Officials; Kidney Donation
Citation: W Fadili., et al. “Knowledge of Islamic Religious Officials Toward Kidney Transplant and Donation”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.2 (2021): 35-39.
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