Organ trafficking and transplant tourism: the role of global professional ethical standards - the 2008 declaration of Istanbul

Danovitch, Gabriel M., Chapman, Jeremy, Capron, Alexander M., Levin, Adeera, Abbud-Filho, Mario, Al Mousawi, Mustafa, Bennett, William, Budiani-Saberi, Debra, Couser, William, Dittmer, Ian, Jha, Vivek, Lavee, Jacob, Martin, Dominique, Masri, Marwan, Naicker, Saraladevi, Takahara, Shiro, Tibell, Annika, Shaheen, Faissal, Anantharaman, Vathsala and Delmonico, Francis L. 2013, Organ trafficking and transplant tourism: the role of global professional ethical standards - the 2008 declaration of Istanbul, Transplantation, vol. 95, no. 11, pp. 1306-1312, doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e318295ee7d.

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Title Organ trafficking and transplant tourism: the role of global professional ethical standards - the 2008 declaration of Istanbul
Author(s) Danovitch, Gabriel M.
Chapman, Jeremy
Capron, Alexander M.
Levin, Adeera
Abbud-Filho, Mario
Al Mousawi, Mustafa
Bennett, William
Budiani-Saberi, Debra
Couser, William
Dittmer, Ian
Jha, Vivek
Lavee, Jacob
Martin, DominiqueORCID iD for Martin, Dominique
Masri, Marwan
Naicker, Saraladevi
Takahara, Shiro
Tibell, Annika
Shaheen, Faissal
Anantharaman, Vathsala
Delmonico, Francis L.
Journal name Transplantation
Volume number 95
Issue number 11
Start page 1306
End page 1312
Total pages 7
Publisher Wolters Kluwer
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2013-06-15
ISSN 0041-1337
Keyword(s) declaration of Istanbul
organ trafficking
transplant tourism
Summary By 2005, human organ trafficking, commercialization, and transplant tourism had become a prominent and pervasiveinfluence on transplantation therapy. The most common source of organs was impoverished people in India,Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines, deceased organ donors in Colombia, and executed prisoners in China. Inresponse, in May 2008, The Transplantation Society and the International Society of Nephrology developed theDeclaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism consisting of a preamble, a set of principles, anda series of proposals. Promulgation of the Declaration of Istanbul and the formation of the Declaration of IstanbulCustodian Group to promote and uphold its principles have demonstrated that concerted, strategic, collaborative,and persistent actions by professionals can deliver tangible changes. Over the past 5 years, the Declaration of IstanbulCustodian Group organized and encouraged cooperation among professional bodies and relevant international, regional,and national governmental organizations, which has produced significant progress in combating organ traffickingand transplant tourism around the world. At a fifth anniversary meeting in Qatar in April 2013, the DICGtook note of this progress and set forth in a Communique´ a number of specific activities and resolved to furtherengage groups from many sectors in working toward the Declaration’s objectives.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/TP.0b013e318295ee7d
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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