Organ donation is still a taboo subject in Moroccan society, for several reasons, including religious ones. Reason why this practice is not widespread. But the fact remains that Morocco adopted a law in 1999 on organ donation, which remains highly regulated. This law thus requires respect for three principles, namely gratuity, anonymity and consent.
According to a survey carried out by the Economist-Sunergia, 70% of Moroccans are aware of the possibility of donating their organs after their death, against only 30% who said they were not aware.
Thus, the question posed in this survey is: Do you know that you can donate organs after death?“. In response to this question, people aged 25-34, 35-44 and 55-64 years old responded that they are more informed, with 75%, 70% and 72% respectively, while city dwellers are more informed than rural dwellers, with 75% and 61% respectively.
In addition, people in CSP A and B (89%) and CSP C (83%) are more aware of the possibility of donating their organs, specifies the survey which dates from the beginning of March. .
The other issue raised in this investigation is ” would you like to donate your organs after death“. Thus, 41% of Moroccans questioned say they want to donate their organs after their death, against 44% who are not ready to do so, while the proportions are almost similar among men and women with 42% and 41% respectively. highlights the survey.
However, people aged 35-54 and 65 and over are more willing to donate their organs, young people aged 18-24 and 25-34 mostly refuse to donate their organs after their death, while people from CSP A and B are more inclined to make this type of donation (53%).
Concerning the reluctance to want to donate his organ after his death, the survey underlines that, ” Curiously“, more than half of people who would not want to donate their organs after death (59%) do not give any particular reason, while 20% put forward religious considerations, and believe that it is contrary to Sharia (haram).
Also, 15% believe that their bodies belong to them, 3% say they are sick while 2% do not trust, the survey concluded.