RACP statement on organ trafficking

The RACP condemns trafficking in organs, including removing organs from living or deceased donors without valid consent or authorisation. The RACP supports the efforts of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to curtail the trafficking and use of organs from prisoners in all countries around the world, and supports the Declaration of Istanbul. 

Consistent with these national and international statements and guidelines the RACP does not support its members knowingly engaging in research, clinical or education collaborations involving any transplant doctors who participate in organ trafficking or the procurement of organs for transplantation from vulnerable or coerced persons or groups including prisoners and ethnic or religious minorities.

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