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Human–pig chimeric organ in organ transplantation from Islamic bioethics perspectives

Mohd. Zailani, Muhammad Faiq and Hamdan, Mohammad Naqib and Mohd. Yusof, Aimi Nadia (2023) Human–pig chimeric organ in organ transplantation from Islamic bioethics perspectives. Asian Bioethics Review, 15 (2). pp. 181-188. ISSN 1793-8759

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41649-022-00233-2


The use of pig derivatives in medicine is forbidden in Islamic law texts, despite the fact that certain applications offer medical advantages. Pigs can be one of the best human organ hosts, therefore, using human–pig chimeras may generate beneficial impact in organ transplantation, particularly in xenotransplantation. In Islam, medical emergencies may allow some pig-based treatments and medical procedures to be employed therapeutically. However, depending on the sort of medical use, emergency situation might differ. Using Islamic legal maxim as bioethical framework, the purpose of this study is to examine the use of pigs for the purpose of human–pig chimeric transplant from the perspective of Islamic bioethics. According to the findings, chimeric organ transplantation using pigs should only be done in emergency situations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chimera, Human–pig organ, Islamic legal maxim, Organ transplantation, Transplant ethics
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:105377
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:24 Apr 2024 06:44
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 06:44

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