Cell and Tissue Banking

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 295–301 | Cite as

Tissue and organ donation and transplantation in Iran

  • Parisa Goodarzi
  • Hamid Reza Aghayan
  • Bagher Larijani
  • Alireza Baradaran Rafiee
  • Khadijeh Falahzadeh
  • Mehrnaz Sahebjam
  • Firoozeh Ghaderi
  • Babak ArjmandEmail author
Mini Review


Tissue and organ transplantation is one of the most promising treatments for some incurable diseases. Nowadays, transplantation is the common therapy in many countries. Unfortunately, availability of donated tissues and organs is limited. There are several factors which may affect donation rate for instance; social factors, culture, religion, and family decision. Accordingly, religious beliefs have a crucial role in tissue and organ donation and transplantation. Islam as a code of life has a comprehensive road map to lead mankind. Spiritual view of human life is considered to be much more valuable in Islam. Therefore, saving a human life is one of the most important Islamic teachings. In Iran as a Muslim country, tissue and organ transplantation program was established based on religious scholars’ permission which has an essential role towards considerable development of the program in Iran.


Middle East Muslims Tissue and organ donation Transplantation 



The authors would like to acknowledge Shokouh Salimi, Fereshteh Mohamadi-Jahani, and Maryam Kavousi for their considerable assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parisa Goodarzi
    • 1
  • Hamid Reza Aghayan
    • 2
  • Bagher Larijani
    • 3
  • Alireza Baradaran Rafiee
    • 4
  • Khadijeh Falahzadeh
    • 5
  • Mehrnaz Sahebjam
    • 6
  • Firoozeh Ghaderi
    • 6
  • Babak Arjmand
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Cellul Fanavaran Knowledge-Based OrganizationTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Chronic Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center,Tehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Ophthalmic Research Center, Labbafinejad Medical CenterShahid Behashti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Chronic Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  6. 6.Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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