How to address organ trafficking – Point of View of the DICG

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D. E. Martin

The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) was established in 2010 to promote the principles of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, and to encourage and assist in their implementation in policy and practice throughout the world. In this paper, I review the work undertaken by the DICG and discuss the important and multifaceted role that health professionals must play in efforts to combat organ trafficking. The evolution of transplant “tourism” and the shifting dynamics of the international organ trade present complex challenges, and health professionals are well placed to identify and develop new solutions to these persisting problems...

Read the original article in French in a special issue on organ trafficking at Le Courrier de la Transplantation (subscription required).

Or download the English language version here.

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