We have chosen to highlight a notable article on organ trafficking in Assam, India. Which has been written by DICG members from India. In a leading national daily newspaper.
The DICG has reached out to local government officials, as well as endorsing organizations of the DOI to address the reports. We have recieved a handful of responses and will be following up. We support the ongoing efforts of our colleagues and officials in India who are working to promote ethical transplantation and hold those responsible accountable.
In case you missed the launch of the DICG Course on Ethical Issues In Transplantation and The Declaration of Istanbul be sure to register! The course was designed to give a complete overview of the DOI. There are three main modules in the curriculum. History of the DOI, 2018 Edition of the DOI and Ethical Issues Related to the DOI. There is also a series of regional updates. While the Modules are all available at this time, periodically, there will be updates and additions to the content.
The course is free and open to all participants who want to learn about ethics in transplantation, the DOI and the DICG. Upon completion, all participants will be eligable for a certificate.
Please encourage your colleagues, fellows and trainees to participate!
The newsletter is brought to you on behalf of the executive council of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group which works to protect and promote the principles enunciated in the Declaration of Istanbul(DOI), a landmark document in the history of global transplantation.