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No disciplinary action will be taken against Datuk Dr K.C. Tan, a liver transplant surgeon, until a sub-committee comes up with guidelines on organ transplants involving living unrelated donors, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.
Some Muslim countries are open to the idea of using embryonic stem cells as substitutes for dead or deceased cells in organ transplants, a health science and surgery expert from the University of Toronto said.
Refusal by family members of registered organ donors to give their consent is a major reason for the small number of successful organ donations, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.
The Department of Islamic Advancement (Jakim) has agreed to a request by a Health Ministry committee to get I>imam/Ito talk on organ donation during Friday sermons.