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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 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 …

Posted on 13 Oct 2014

By Caroline Song
NBCnews.com has recently published an article titled “Bioethicist: Why Brittany Maynard Changes the Right-to-Die Debate” by Arthur Caplan. Maynard has recently been highlighted in the media due to her controversial decision to end her own life after being diagnosed at the age of 29 with a grade four glioblastoma multiform, an aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer.  Maynard was given a timeline of six months to live. …

Posted on 4 Oct 2014

By Andrew Rock
Many people making end-of-life arrangements consider donating their body to science. It is an option often lauded as practical and useful to society. However, those seeking to do so may face more obstacles than one would expect, according to a family of a recently deceased donor.
Ralph Ward had always wanted to donate his body to medical science. “[He] felt that training a new doctor would be a gift …

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