Ethics Committee

Goals and Objectives

  • Lead the Development of Association Wide Position Statements on Topics in Pediatric Transplant Ethics. Our hope is that these statements can help shape ethical best practices the individual transplant systems served by our members
  • Publication of Clinical Ethics cases and other ethics education pieces in the quarterly IPTA Newsletter

Pediatric Priority Statement

Under the guidance of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) Executive Council, the IPTA Ethics Committee was asked to develop a position statement supporting prioritizing pediatric recipients for deceased donor organ allocation. This position statement has been published in the journal Pediatric Transplantation, the official journal of IPTA, on December 5, 2022.


  • Chair & Council Liaison
    Tom Blydt-Hansen, Canada
  • Fellow
    Carl Grabitz, Germany
  • AHNP Correspondent
    Anna Gold, Canada
  • Members
    Alanoud Alshami, Saudi Arabia
    Javier Castro, Colombia
    Mihaela Damian, USA
    Katheryn Gambetta, USA
    Clare Lindner, USA
    Hassina Mohammed, Trinidad & Tobago
    Sanjay Rao, India
    Daniel Ranch, USA
    Jaime Restrepo, Colombia
    Lainie Ross, USA
    Alejo de Sarasqueta, Argentina
    Aaron Wightman, USA
  • Ex-Officio
    Michael Freeman, USA

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