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Intersecting Human Rights Crises: Organ Transplantation and Organ Trafficking

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:26pm
Seen the Movie " Dirty Pretty Things ?"

Some Things Are Too Dangerous

To Keep Secret Like…

Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism!



Come to the IHEU-Appignani Center for

Bioethics Panel!



Intersecting Human Rights Crises:

Organ Transplantation and Organ Trafficking



Who: IHEU Appignani Center for Bioethics

What: Panel discussion on organ trafficking and transplantation

Where: 2nd floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 5:30-7:30 PM

Cost: Pay at door: $35 General Public | $20 Students

RSVP: by Dec. 3, 2007

Contact: 212-687-3324 (tel) | 212-661-4188 (fax) |

AnaLita@iheu.org



The speakers will explore the ethical issues of organ trafficking with a focus on shortage of organs for transplantation, lack of organ donors, 'black-market' organ trafficking, some problems

with organ transplantation such as possible immune rejection and keeping organs alive outside the body, among others. The panel will feature keynote addresses by leading bioethicist Art Caplan , and Rachel Mayanja, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women . The panel will also include medical doctors, experts in gender issues at the United Nations and the Council of Europe as well as the director of New York Organ Donor Network.

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