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BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1118

Muslim law will allow organ transplants: The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council has issued a religious verdict, a fatwa, giving official approval for organ donation. The fatwa accepts that the medical profession is the proper authority to define signs of death and that brain stem death is a proper definition of death.

Labour party appoints new health spokesperson: Ms Harriet Harman has taken over the Labour party's health portfolio …

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