The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG)was established in 2010 to promote the principles of theDeclaration of Istanbul on Organ Traffi cking and TransplantTourism, and to encourage and assist in their implementationin policy and practice throughout the world. In this paper,I review the work undertaken by the DICG and discuss theimportant and multifaceted role that health professionalsmust play in eff orts to combat organ traffi cking. The evolutionof transplant “tourism” and the shifting dynamics of theinternational organ trade present complex challenges, andhealth professionals are well placed to identify and developnew solutions to these persisting problems.
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