I want to know that what to do with a removed organ of a human being during surgery
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Jazakallahu khairan for a quick response. actually i want to know that what to do with a removed organ of a human being during surgery .shud it be disposed off as a waste or it should be buuried keeping in mind the hurmat of human body organ like gall bladder or utrus after their removal.
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What to do with human organs removed
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If for any reason one has ones body organ removed, it would be best that it not be disposed off like one disposes other waste so that animals may scavenge or eat of it, or it may be visible to other human beings, or it may become a cause of hygiene to fellow man, etc. It would be best and indeed akin to piety that a body organ which for some reason is removed be disposed off as honorably as one would dispose the bodies of their deceased loved ones; that is, by burying it.
In most cases the hospitals themselves dispose the removed organs in a manner which would not cause harm or be a hygiene concern for others; but in case the hospital for any reason hands the organs back, it would be best if one disposes it honorably by burying it.
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