About the Endorsement of the Declaration

The Declaration of Istanbul is not a legal document, and those involved in its creation did not sign it. Rather than compelling compliance with its principles, the DICG hopes the Declaration’s definitions and principles will guide and inspire better transplantation practices.

The DICG seeks endorsement of the Declaration from professional societies associated with transplantation medicine

Societies that officially endorse the Declaration are urged to uphold the Declaration’s principles in their activities and members’ practices and encouraged to achieve the Declaration’s proposals.

Endorsement promotes ethical practice within professional societies. It helps convey the weight of public and professional support for the Declaration and encourages health authorities to act.

Implications of Endorsement

Endorsement of the Declaration does not require compliance with all its suggested proposals. It does require those who endorse it to rigorously apply the Declaration’s ethical principles in their policies, practice, and activities. To facilitate this, the following suggestions have been made for endorsing organizations.

Endorsement of the Declaration of Istanbul:

  • Requires that speakers at scientific and educational meetings on clinical organ transplantation disclose whether the clinical and research activities being reported are consistent with the Declaration’s principles.
  • Implies that organizations have an established mechanism for determining that clinical organ transplantation presentations are appropriate based on the Declaration’s Principles.
  • Establishes mechanisms to promote, implement and uphold the Declaration, for example, through ethics committee activity, awards, and membership criteria.
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    • Algerian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation
    • American Sciety of Histcompatibility & Immunogenetics
    • American Society of Nephrology
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
    • American Society of Transplantation
    • Arab Society of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation
    • Argentina Society of Nephrology
    • Argentinian Society of Transplantation
    • Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
    • Asian Society of Transplantation
    • Association of German Kindey Centres
    • Australian Government - National Health and Medical Research Council
    • Austrian Transplantation Society
    • Belgian Transplant Society
    • Bolivian Society of Nephrology
    • Brazilian Organ Transplant Association
    • Brazilian Society of Nephrology
    • British Transplantation Society
    • Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists
    • Canadian Blood Services
    • Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program
    • Canadian Society of Nephrology
    • Canadian Society of Transplantation
    • Catalan Transplantation Society
    • Chilean Society of Nephrology
    • Chilean Society of Transplantation
    • China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee
    • College of Nephrologists of Mexico
    • Colombian Association of Nephrology and Hypertension
    • Costa Rican Association of Nephrology
    • Council of Europe European Committee on Organ Transplantation
    • Cuban Society of Nephrology
    • Czech Transplant Society
    • Danish Transplantation Society
    • Dominican Society of Nephrology
    • Ecuador - Ministry of Health
    • Ecuadorian Society of Nephrology
    • Egyptian Society of Nephrology & Transplantation
    • El Salvador Association of Nephrology and Hypertension
    • Emirate Medical Association Nephrology Society
    • European Cardio Thoracic Transplant Association (ESOT)
    • European Donation and Transplant Coordination Society - EDTCO
    • European Donation and Transplant Coordinators Organization (EDTCO)
    • European Federation of Immunogenetics
    • European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation
    • European Kidney Patients Federation
    • European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association
    • European Society of Organ Transplantation
    • Eurotransplant International Foundation
    • Executive Agency for Transplantation of Bulgaria
    • Georgian Association of Transplantation
    • German Organ Transplantation Foundation
    • German Society of Nephrology
    • German Transplantation Society
    • Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations
    • Grupo Puntacana - Latinamerican Transplant Coordinators
    • Guatemalan Nephrology Society
    • Gulf Cooperation Council Transplantation Committee
    • Hellenic Transplant Organization
    • Honduran Society of Nephrology
    • Hong Kong Society of Nephrology
    • Hong Kong Society of Transplantation
    • Hungarian Society of Nephrology
    • Iberoamerican Council of Organ Donation and Transplantation
    • INCUCAI Bioethics Commitee
    • Liver Transplant Society of India
    • Indian Society of Nephrology
    • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
    • Indonesian Society of Nephrology
    • International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation
    • International Liver Transplant Society
    • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
    • International Pediatric Transplantation Association
    • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
    • International Society of Nephrology
    • International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement
    • International Transplant Nurses Society
    • Iraqi Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation
    • Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association
    • Irish Transplant Society/The national Transplant Society
    • Israel Medical Association
    • Italian National Transplant Centre
    • Italian Society of Organ Transplantation
    • Japanese Society for Clinical Renal Transplantation
    • Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
    • Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
    • Japanese Society of Nephrology
    • The Japan Society for Transplantation
    • Jordan Society of Nephrology
    • Jordanian Society of Nephrology
    • KfH Board of Trustees for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation incorporated association and non-profit entity
    • Korean Society for Transplantation
    • Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation
    • Kuwait Transplant Society
    • Latin American Transplant Coordinators
    • Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension
    • Latvian Transplant Association
    • Libyan National Organ Transplantation Program
    • Libyan Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation
    • Macedonian Society of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
    • Malaysian Society of Transplantation
    • Malaysian Society of Transplantation & the Ministry of Health Malaysia
    • Mali National Society of Nephrology
    • Mexican Institute of Nephrological Research
    • Mexican Society of Transplantation
    • Mexican National Transplantation Center
    • Middle Eastern Society of Transplantation
    • Ministry of Health Sri Lanka
    • MOHAN Foundation
    • Mongolia Gender Equity Center
    • Moroccan Society of Nephrology
    • National Association of Nephrologists of Mexico
    • National Central Institute Single Ablation and Implant Coordinator INCUCAI
    • National Italian Transplant Centre
    • National Organization for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (NOD-Lebanon)
    • National Scientific Center of Human Organ and Tissue Transplantation
    • National Transplant Center and National Council for Transplantation
    • National Transplant Organisation
    • Netherlands Transplantation Society
    • New York State Transplantation Council
    • NHS Blood and Transplant
    • Nicaraguan Society of Nephrology
    • Norwegian Society of Nephrology
    • National Transplant Organization of Venezuela
    • Pakistan Society of Nephrology and Urology
    • Pakistan society of Nephrology Medical Transplant Regulatary Authority KPK Pakistan
    • Panamanian Association of Nephrology and Hypertension
    • Paraguayan Society of Nephrology 
    • Peruvian Society of Nephrology
    • Philippine College of Physicians
    • Philippine College of Surgeons
    • Philippine Medical Association
    • Philippine Society of Nephrology
    • Polish Transplantation Society
    • Portuguese Institute of Transplantation
    • Red / Consejo Iberoamericano de Donacion y Trasplante
    • Regulatory Department of Cells, Tissues and Organs Transplantation. Department of Health
    • Renal Association of the United Kingdom
    • Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation
    • Scandiatransplant
    • Senegalese Society of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
    • SITO (Società Italiana Trapianti d'organo)
    • Slovak Transplant Society
    • Société Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse Transplantation
    • Societé Francophone de Transplantation
    • Society of Nephrology and Hypertension of Puerto Rico
    • Society of Transplantation France
    • Society of Transplantation Singapore
    • South African Renal Society
    • South African Transplantation Society
    • Spanish Society of Transplantation
    • Sri Lanka Society of Nephrology
    • Swedish Society of Nephrology
    • Swedish Transplantation Association
    • Swiss Transplant Society
    • Thai Transplantation Society
    • The Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group
    • The Kidney Foundation of Canada
    • Transplant Agency of Moldova
    • Transplant Society of Pakistan
    • Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Transplantation Society of Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Tunisian Society of Nephrology
    • Turkish Association for Transplantation
    • Turkish Transplant Society
    • United Network for Organ Sharing
    • United States National Kidney Foundation
    • Uruguayan Society of Nephrology
    • Uruguayan Transplantation Society
    • Venezuelan Nephrology Society
    • World Transplant Games Federation

Endorsing Organizations

Asociacion Medica de Coordinadores de Trasplantes (Peru)

Chilean Society of Transplantation

Iraqi Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation (IqSNT)

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