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The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations. GBI concentrates on disparities over international lines which often lead to poor health and needless loss of life.

Special screening event of “Tales from the Organ Trade” in partnership with HBO Documentary Films Division, October 28, 2013


Posted on 22 Oct 2014

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer
Gillian Bennet took her own life on August 18th of this year by ingesting a fatal dose of Nembutal on a cliff near her home. Ms. Bennet had previously been diagnosed with dementia, and in an effort to avoid a “long and terrifying descent” into this mysterious disease, she opted to take matters into her own hands. The act and the blog she wrote (Dead at Noon) detailing …

Posted on 21 Oct 2014

By Zoe Siegel
President Reagan signed the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) 30 years ago. It was hoped that NOTA would end organ shortages by instituting legal guidelines for the transplantation of organs. However, approximately 30 Americans are removed from waiting lists every day because they become too sick to receive transplants or because they perish.
One possible solution to this problem lies in implementing the European model of presumed consent in the …

Posted on 13 Oct 2014

By Abrigul Lutfalieva
Recently, a Swedish mother became the first woman to successfully give live birth after receiving a womb transplant. The baby boy was born prematurely, but he is healthy and doing well.
Six months after receiving the transplant, the patient got her menstrual period, indicating that the womb was functioning properly.
Dr. Mats Brannstrom, the gynocologist heading up the research team and the doctor who delivered the baby, declared that it …

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