|Friday, 12 October 2012 10:31|
PUTRAJAYA: More than 400 Malaysians want to donate their bodies to science for medical teaching and research, with 77 given the nod.
Muslims, however, will have to wait a while as the Fatwa Committee of the National Council of Islamic Affair s is studying whether this is allowed in the religion.
The body donation programme, codenamed Silent Mentor, has seen tremendous support since its introduction in March.
The programme is spearheaded by the Minimally Invasive Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery (Miles) Training Centre, which is under University Malaya Medical Centre’s (UMMC) Department of Surgery. Miles’ goal is to use cadavers to teach medical students.
- New Straits Times