Egypt’s draft laws on organ transplantation

Organ transplantation is – apart from female genital mutilation – the major bioethical issue in Egypt, being heatedly debated in the Egyptian media and in parliament. For some time international newspapers have reported about organ trafficking in Egypt, transplant tourism and kidnapping for the procurement of organs. The Egyptian Minister of Health, Hatim al-Gabaly, was finally determined to regulate organ transplantation by law in 2007. Therefore the proposals for laws on organ transplantation were discussed and are still in the process of negotiation in the Egyptian parliament. The article discusses the present on organ transplantation, draft laws and Islamic statements. icon-ex