Book on organ donation to be launched at KPC

KARACHI: A book titled “KHUTBAT” containing views of religious scholars on the concept of organ donation will be launched at Karachi Press Club on Friday.

The book is based on the proceedings of a seminar held last year at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre of Karachi University where country’s renowned religious scholars representing all school of thoughts had fully endorsed the concept of organ donation aiming to save the lives of those who have reached end stage of organ failure. The seminar was jointly organized by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) .

The Sheikh Zayed Institute while taking initiative to hold the meeting of religious scholars in fact supplemented the efforts of SIUT which has been vigorously engaged in mobilizing the society at large to come forward and strengthen the organ donation campaign in the country.

The Pakistan happens to be the only country in Islamic world which is lagging behind in organ donation. Organ transplantation is a established procedure in almost all parts of the world including Islamic world.

Bringing prominent religious scholars on a single platform and supporting organ donation was a great and a land mark achievement on the humanitarian scene of Pakistani society, a SIUT spokesman commented.

According to an estimate, some 100,000 people in the country are losing their battle of lives on account of end stage of organ failure. The figure includes 25,000 kidney patients, 50,000 liver and 10,000 with heart failure.

The book launching ceremony will be addressed by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Professor Noor Ahmed Shahataz of Karachi University and Professor Adib Rizvi of SIUT.