The declaration of istanbul: Review and commentary by the american society of transplant surgeons ethics committee and executive committee: Special article

A. I. Reed, R. M. Merion, J. P. Roberts, G. B. Klintmalm, M. M. Abecassis, K. M. Olthoff, A. N. Langnas

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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) was asked to endorse the 'The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism.' The document has been reviewed by the ASTS Ethics Committee and their ensuing report was presented, discussed and approved by the ASTS Council. The ASTS vigorously supports the principles outlined in the Declaration and details specific current obstacles to implementation of some of its proposals in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2466-2469
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009



  • Commercialization
  • Donor risk
  • Ethics
  • Insurance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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