The East London Mosque in collaboration with the NHS and British Islamic Medical Association is excited to announce our Organ Donation Seminar that aims to raise awareness for the organ donation service.
Over the last few years, the NHS Blood and Transplant service has been working and facilitating conversations within the Muslim community, bringing together Islamic scholars, imams, umbrella organizations, and Muslim chaplains to discuss organ donation.
There remains a stark imbalance between the numbers of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people donating and those patients in need of a lifesaving transplant. Last year, people from these communities represented 7% of all deceased donors compared with 32% of those on the transplant waiting list.
As of 29 February 2020, there were 1,909 people from BAME communities actively waiting for an organ transplant – the highest number for 5 years.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients represent almost a third of those waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
Our conference will allow you to interact and engage with thought leaders, imams in the medical industry.
Guest speakers and panel include:
- Shaykh Dr. Mansur Ali (Islamic Scholar)
- Dr. Omar Aziz (Clinical Lead OD)
- Mr. Mohammed Kurram (Transplant Surgeon)
- Dilowar Khan (Director of the East London Mosque)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Be aware that spaces are limited. Refreshments and a buffet dinner will be provided.
We encourage all attendees to maintain all Covid-19 regulations. If you are showing symptoms of Covid, please self-isolate.