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Qatar slated to legalize donating bodies to science

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A new law that would allow residents to donate their bodies after death to a medical teaching facility is expected to pass in Qatar, local media reports.

The law, which has been sent to the Advisory Council, will amend legislation that regulates the autopsy of bodies, which are usually performed only when the cause of death is in question.

Currently, Qatar’s legal code does not address body donation, though it does permit live and post-mortem organ donation. The majority of Islamic scholars agree that both are permitted under Shariah.

In the event of body dissection, scholars have said it may be done to discover a criminal act that caused death; to investigate and prevent infectious disease; and for educational and training purposes.

So, anyone planning to get in line to donate?

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