Middle East

In Algeria, taboos, law deter organ donors

An Algerian patient who had a transplanted kidney talks to medical staff at Batna's university hospital's nephrology department, 435 kms east of Algiers, on July 26, 2017. In Algeria and across the entire Maghreb in North Africa, many people continue to suffer or die because of the lack of donors. Part of the problem lies with laws restricting the harvesting of human organs, coupled with cultural or religious reticence, despite Muslim theologians' approval of organ donations. / AFP / RYAD KRAM

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 18, 2017, on page 5.

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