NHMRC Ethical Guidelines 2016

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Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

TSANZ strongly endorses The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

WHO Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation

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Ethical Statement re: Executed Prisoners

A statement outlining the TSANZ opposition to the use of executed prisoners as organ donors has been attached to the website. This statement was developed in close collaboration with the ethics committee of The Transplantation Society ( ) and we support fully their statements in this area. It is a fundamental principle for the TSANZ that organs be given freely and without coercion. The use of organs from executed prisoners fails this fundamental principle. Our opposition to this practice is outlined more fully in the attached document (PDF: 23KB).

Philip O’Connell
Past President

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