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 compensat
'/>"/>

SOURCE The American Society of Transplantation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Research and Markets ... Metabolomics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... Metabolomics or Metabonomics is the scientific study ... a new experimental technique that is being widely ... Metabolites are small molecules that are present in ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... California (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Lawrence ... named to Thomson Reuters list of " The World's ... are part of the 3,000 researchers who were identified ... to recognize those who published the highest-impact work (2002-2012 ... research papers on combustion modeling . , "This ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... BEIJING , July 25, 2014 Sinovac Biotech ... biopharmaceutical products in China , today announced ... second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on ... conference call prior to the market opening on Friday, August ... at 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review the Company,s ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014  Now available is a stem ... Rehealth Regenerative Therapies , located in Guadalajara, ... active people a new health option: stem cell ... age, countless patients suffer from joint and muscle injuries ... muscle tears, torn rotator cuff, tennis elbow, and knee ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Metabolomics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, Bio-Rad, Bruker, Human Metabolome and Metabolon 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 3Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 4Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results 2Stem Cells In Sports Injuries, Joints And Muscular Pain 2Stem Cells In Sports Injuries, Joints And Muscular Pain 3
... at American Society of Pharmacognosy, EMERYVILLE, Calif., ... will present seminal information on a new drug ... 7th Annual Oxford International,Conference on the Science of ... April 12-16, 2008. Scott Baggett, Ph.D., a member ...
... April 14 Codexis, Inc. announced,today that it has ... U.S.,Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to the proposed ... of the Codexis,registration statement on Form S-1 can be ... shares being offered and the price,range for the offering ...
... and reduced cost for ... pharmaceutical manufacturers, NEW YORK, ... agreement with Chiral Quest, Inc., a manufacturer and,developer of chiral ... chiral products to the pharmaceutical industry., Effective immediately, Sumitomo ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bionovo Identifies and Describes ER-beta Selective Compounds for the Treatment of Vaginal Dryness 2Bionovo Identifies and Describes ER-beta Selective Compounds for the Treatment of Vaginal Dryness 3Codexis, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2Sumitomo Corporation of America Named Exclusive Distribution and Sales Agent for Chiral Quest 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... use of native animal species for food or commercial ... significant factor in the decline of many species of ... indicates that more than half of the species being ... hornbills., "By surveying not only the meat made available ... inside the forest by hunters and brought to villages ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... has identified two factors that characterize sustainable university ... of highly qualified physics teachers. Specifically, one or ... teacher education in combination with institutional motivation and ... Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher shortages ... points the way for institutions seeking to increase ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Some sticky research out of York University shows ... species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva (yes moose ... Letters , "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte mutualism" shows ... fescue grass (which hosts a fungus called epichlo festucae ... growth and less toxicity. , "Plants have evolved defense ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Creating sustainable STEM teacher preparation programs 2Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus: York U research 2
... known for years that damaged DNA can lead to human ... it--has remained less clear. , Now, computational chemists at ... that when a proton is knocked off one of the ... damage begins that causes "lesions" in the DNA. These lesions, ...
... the IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) is making news with ... of Nature, an article by several of the expedition scientists ... warm, unusually wet, and ice-free up to the time the ... Earth's atmosphere ?a period calculated to have occurred 55 million ...
... the more advanced species stopped making a protein that ... the HIV-1 virus from entering and infecting blood cells. ... designed to prevent infections. But a research team led ... of Biomedical Sciences has demonstrated that over 100 days ...
Cached Biology News:'Pinball protons' created by ultraviolet rays and other causes can lead to DNA damage 2Arctic coring expedition continues to yield new clues 2Defense peptide found in primates may block some human HIV transmissions 2Defense peptide found in primates may block some human HIV transmissions 3