Egypt’s Ministry of Health will soon launch awareness campaigns for organ donation with Al Azhar & the Coptic Church’s participation
Director of the Central Administration for Non-Governmental Treatment Institutions & Licenses at Egypt’s Ministry of Health & Population Dr. Ali Mahrous announced that the ministry will begin launching a number of awareness campaigns related to organ transplants with the participation of a number of clerics from Al Azhar and the Coptic Church. The purpose of these campaigns will be to highlight the importance of organ donation in helping others and saving patients from death.
Mahrous stressed that the organ transplant committee meet on the last Sunday of every month to discuss the latest developments regards the activation of the Organ Transplant from Clinically Dead Patients Law.
He pointed out that organ donation is not compulsory, but only happens after citizens concede at the time of death of their family members in favor of patients in need, and is documented through a waiver at the registrar of ownership to verify that there are no suspicions surrounding the sale of organs after death.