The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 23
Page No. 5743 - 5751

Abstract: Organ donation has become a demanding need to many patients with serious illnesses. Realizing the importance of organ donation, however, many muslims in particular are still reluctant to participate due to their misconceptions toward this matter. The aim of this article is to examine the Malay perceptions towards organ donation practiced in Malaysia and to analyze it from the islamic perspectives. The Malays are less interested in this subject matter and this make the number of organ donors among them is not satisfying as compared to Chinese and Indians, even though it is increasing from year to year. This lack number of donors is closely related to their own perceptions towards organ donation and transplantation process. The data collected is based on library that includes books of hadiths and fiqh muktabar (venerated) as well as field research that includes interviewing medical staffs and surgeons who are responsible in organ transplant procedure and other related officers. The study also reviewed movies related to organ transplantation. The result of this study shows that the Malays have negative perceptions towards organ donation. However, these perceptions should not be the restraining factor because organ donation and transplantation do not in any way inflicted any harm to the donors or the recipients in terms of religious, community or even medical standpoints.

How to cite this article:

Basri Ibrahim, Fadzli Adam, Rahimah Embong, Rohaizan Baru, Muhamad Zaid bin Ismail, Wan Saifuddin Wan Hasan and Mohd Safri bin Ali, 2016. The Malay Perceptions on Organ Donation. The Social Sciences, 11: 5743-5751.

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