Navigation Links
AST Endorses Istanbul Declaration to End Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
Date:8/19/2008

American Society of Transplantation Admonishes Citizens of Rich Nations To

End Reliance on Donors in Less Affluent Nations

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Transplantation (AST) endorses The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism. The Declaration of Istanbul affirms the principles and practices adopted on May 2, 2008, at an International Summit of more than 150 healthcare professionals, officials, scientists, ethicists and legal scholars from 78 countries and 20 international organizations. Among the members of the Steering Committee are AST members Francis L. Delmonico, M.D., William Harmon, M.D., and Mohamed H. Sayegh, M.D. Dr. Harmon attended the International Summit on Transplant Tourism and Organ Trafficking in May as the AST's representative.

The Declaration aims to combat organ commercialism and to preserve the protection and safety of living organ donors. The message underlying the creation of the Declaration is that the success of transplantation as a life-saving treatment does not require-nor justify-victimizing the world's poor as the source of organs. The Declaration calls for countries to implement programs that will prevent organ failure and to meet the organ needs of its citizens from within its own population.

AST President Barbara Murphy, M.D., stated, "The AST condemns all unethical practices to secure organ donations and strongly encourages countries to adopt practices that ensure dignity and justice in the practice of organ donation."

The Scope of the Problem

With the increasing use of the Internet and the willingness of patients in rich countries to travel and purchase organs, organ trafficking and transplant tourism have become global problems. Vulnerable and marginalized populations such as the poor, illiterate, prisoners, and political refugees in impoverished countries have been enlisted as donors with the promise of compensation, and sometimes against their will.

The Declaration of Istanbul condemns this practice and outlines a number of steps that can help increase organ donation and ensure the protection and safety of living donors.

About AST

The AST is an organization of transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation science and medicine. The society comprises more than 2,800 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. For more information about AST visit http://www.a-s-t.org.

Contact: Beth Drost

215.884.6499


'/>"/>
SOURCE The American Society of Transplantation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. Announces Declaration of a Cash Dividend
2. Mindray Medical to Attend Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference
3. Is GMO Food and Organic Food an Either/Or Proposition?
4. Kiwa Bio-Tech Receives Nationally Recognized Organic Products Certification
5. 90 billion tons of microbial organisms live in the deep biosphere
6. Organizational Changes at Silence Therapeutics
7. Netsmart Technologies Web Seminar Helps Behavioral Health Organizations Understand Electronic Prescribing and the Importance of New Medicare-Related E-Prescribing Legislation
8. Aldrichimica Acta Ranked First in Organic Chemistry by Impact Factor
9. Worldwide Clinical Trials Emerges as Leading Global Contract Research Organization
10. Research helps understand factors that influence efficiency of organic-based devices
11. Telik Announces Publication of Diabetes Research in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of a United States multicenter, prospective clinical study that demonstrates the accuracy ... test capable of identifying clinically significant acute bacterial and viral respiratory tract ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use ... with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... and LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Oct. ... Cancer Research, London (ICR) and University ... SKY92, SkylineDx,s prognostic tool to risk-stratify patients with multiple myeloma ... MUK nine . The University of Leeds ... partly funded by Myeloma UK, and ICR will perform the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... a development-stage cancer-focused pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, today ... of targeted HPLN (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed in collaboration ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/16/2017)... N.J. , May 16, 2017  Veratad Technologies, ... provider of online age and identity verification solutions, announced ... K(NO)W Identity Conference 2017, May 15 thru May 17, ... Regan Building and International Trade Center. ... the globe and in today,s quickly evolving digital world, ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert ... a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid ... software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the ... the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... to their offering. ... eye tracking market to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during ... Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis ... and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):