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Transplant travel to Turkey doubles in 2 years. Care needed to prevent organ trafficking & promote self-sufficiency

Hurriyet-Daily-News- -February-12-2017Hürriyet Daily News | February 12, 2017
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Turkey sees rise in transplant operations

The number of people travelling to Turkey for transplant operations has doubled in the last two years, a specialist doctor told state-run Anadolu Agency on Feb. 10.    

Eyüp Kahveci, chairman of the Turkey Transplantation Fund Board, delivered a speech highlighting some of the key issues of transplant operations at the Istanbul workshop of the International Transplantation Network Project, which was set up in 2015...

Statement released following summit on organ trafficking signed by Int Fed of Catholic Medical Associations

World-Federation-of-the-Catholic-Medical-Associations- -February-9-2017World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations | February 9, 2017
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In accordance with the Resolutions of the United Nations and the World Health Assembly, the 2015 Vatican Summit of Mayors from the major cities of the world, the 2014 Joint Declaration of faith leaders against modern slavery, and the Magisterium of Pope Francis, who in June 2016, at the Judges’ Summit on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, stated that organ trafficking and human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal are “true crimes against humanity [that] need to be recognized as such by all religious, political and social leaders, and by national and international legislation,” we, the undersigned participants of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Summit on Organ Trafficking, resolve to combat these crimes against humanity through comprehensive efforts that involve all stakeholders around the world...

Organtrafficking a problem that knows no borders. @CasinaPioIV Vatican Summit allows open dialogue on local and...

The-Age- -February-8-2017The Age | February 8, 2017
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By Philip Pullella

China promises to punish unethical organ harvesting, 'mend its ways'

Beijing's top official on transplants said on Tuesday his country was emerging from a murky past when organs were taken from detained or executed prisoners...

El Vaticano planta cara al tráfico de órganos y reúne a representantes de 52 países

Rome-Reports- -February-8-2017Rome Reports | February 8, 2017
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El Vaticano planta cara al tráfico de órganos y reúne a representantes de 52 países

Por primera vez en la historia, el Vaticano ha organizado un encuentro para tratar el oscuro tráfico de órganos y el turismo de trasplantes en más de 50 países del mundo. Se trata de otra forma de esclavitud moderna que el Papa Francisco está empeñado en denunciar. Por eso, fue él mismo quien pidió a la Pontificia Academia de las Ciencias que organizara el congreso...

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