The Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) and Industry Leaders Announce Permissibility Ruling

(Washington, D.C., 6/3/2019) — On Monday, June 3rd, the Washington Regional Transplant Community, the Muslim Life Planning Institute, AaliaNetwork, LLC, and other community leaders will hold a 1:30 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce “Muslims in the U.S.A. are permitted to Donate and Accept life giving organs.”

National and local OPOs as well as related Medical & Health Professionals will also be in attendance.

WHAT:   First of its kind U.S. religious ruling clarifies Islamic stance on organ donation.

WHEN:  Monday, June 3rd1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Zenger Room, National Press Club, 13thFloor National Press Building, 529 14thStreet N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Felicia McLain-Ali, (410) 672-2934, email:, or Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, (202) 345-5233, email:

Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is an Organ ProcurementOrganization (OPO); one of 58 federally designated, non-profit agencies nationwide responsible for facilitating the organ, eye and tissue donation process of deceased individuals. OPOs like WRTC work collaboratively with their local hospital partners, medical professionals, donor families and community members to build the programs, systems and processes needed to make donation possible. As stewards of these life-saving gifts, OPOs bridge the gap between the generous donors and the 115,000 people on the national transplant waiting list.