Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group: 10-Year Anniversary!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Istanbul, the DICG is holding a one day workshop as part of the Pre-Congress program at the International Congress of The Transplantation Society. The workshop will take place on July 1, in Madrid. It will comprise a half-day morning program addressing common ethical and clinical dilemmas in the management of organ donation and transplantation cases that may involve organ trafficking, and a half-day afternoon program exploring the DoI (2018 Edition) and the results of the public consultation.

To mark this special event a working group has prepared an update of the Declaration. The revisions made in this 2018 Edition are intended to ensure that the DoI remains a valuable source of ethical guidance for health professionals and policy makers for the next decade in the face of persisting and emerging challenges in organ trafficking and transplant tourism around the world.

We are now seeking feedback on the draft 2018 Edition from all our DICG members, members of organisations that have endorsed the DoI, and members of the broader transplant community. Participation involves completion of an online survey in which you will be asked to review the draft DoI (2018 Edition) and comment. The survey will be open until April 20, 2018. For more information, and to participate in the survey, please visit:

The workshop will feature several DICG members as speakers, and we hope to see many more transplant professionals among the workshop participants. To view the program and register for the workshop, go to