Declaration of Istanbul

Discover the Latest Edition of the DICG Newsletter

Read the current issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter here. The DICG is a joint initiative of the ISN and the Transplantation Society This edition focuses on: A year in review New endorsing societies 2022 DICG council and executive committee members DICG group registry on trafficking Upcoming webinar, "Transplantation in the context of...

Read the Latest News on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

The July edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current issue highlights: A report on the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Workshop held in June 2021. The most recent data from the WHO-ONT Global Observatory on worldwide activity in organ transplantation. Recognizing past and...

Read the Latest DICG Newsletter

The latest issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current edition highlights: The launch of an open-access "DICG Course on Ethical Issues In Transplantation and The Declaration of Istanbul." New laws and regulations on organ donation and transplantation. The Global Kidney Exchange. A video...

New: Read the DICG Newsletter

The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG), a joint initiative of the Transplantation Society and the ISN, has begun publishing a monthly newsletter. Read the second issue of the DICG newsletter here. The current edition highlights: A message from the Co-Chair of the DICG, Sanjay Nagral. Recent news articles related to the...

Strengthening kidney transplant programs in Guatemala

In 2013, a sister center partnership was set up between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Fundanier (sponsored by ISN and The Transplantation Society). The ultimate goal of this collaboration was to establish a deceased donor program in Guatemala. Thanks to training and engaged political efforts, the teams are setting up the basis for...

Update to the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

The first new edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, a seminal document that has helped to guide ethical practice in organ donation and transplantation around the world, was presented at an international workshop in Madrid, Spain. More than 100 people gathered to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration...

Apply or make a nomination for the DICG Council

We are now calling for expressions of interest or nominations for two positions on the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) Council. ISN ExCom and Council have decided that henceforward expressions of interest and nominations will be called for and decided on, using transparent and uniform processes, for leadership positions within ISN. Deadline is...

Contribute to Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism update

Since 2010, ISN and the Transplantation Society led by the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group have encouraged the adoption of effective and ethical transplantation practices worldwide, including last year’s pontifical academy seminar calling for an end to organ trafficking. The declaration is now being updated to incorporate the latest criminal practices employed by organ traffickers....

ISN DICG at Vatican City Summit on organ trafficking and transplant tourism

I had the privilege of attending the Summit of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism in Vatican City, which was held in Vatican City on February 7 and 8, 2017. As a Society, ISN was present in multiple capacities. I was joined by ISN Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG)...

ISN joins Vatican call against organ trafficking and transplant tourism

n February 7 and 8, 2017, ISN participated to the Summit of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism in Vatican City. ISN fully endorsed the Summit’s Statement, which calls on all religious, political and social leaders, national and international legislators to recognize that organ and human trafficking for organ removal are ‘true...