Declaration of Istanbul

The International Committee of the Renal Association wishes to remind the UK renal community of the continuing global problems of organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

The Renal Association endorses the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, drawn up in 2008 by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and The Transplantation Society, which aims to combat these activities.

The Declaration emphasizes that the success of transplantation as a life-saving treatment does not require nor justify victimizing the world’s poor as a source of organs for the rich.

Further information is available here.