Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa urges recovered COVID-19 patients to donate blood plasma

Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa on Wednesday launched an initiative on its website and social media platforms to urge those who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to donate blood plasma to help in the treatment of other patients.

The initiative comes as part of the vital role Dar Al-Iftaa plays in defining the role of Islamic Sharia (Islamic law) in times of catastrophe, to achieve solidarity and full cooperation among the members of society and to support the state’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

The initiative aims to leverage the sense of social responsibility among those who have recovered from coronavirus to help save others experiencing critical cases of infection.

Dar Al-Iftaa stressed that treating the sick, rescuing the injured and relieving the distressed are all basic duties under Sharia.

It has been clinically proven that treatment with blood plasma is a lifeline for patients with critical conditions and does not cause any harm to the donor, making it a national duty for every recovered patient to donate, Dar Al-Iftaa added.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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