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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.

Global Bioethics Initiative and United Nations Association of New York present “21st Century Organized Crime: Organ Trafficking and Human Rights” – UN Human Rights Day Event, Dec 12, 2014

Posted on 5 Dec 2014

by Andrew Rock
Dutch medical experts are  influencing policy changes for organ donation after euthanasia. The Netherlands has experienced low donation numbers through euthanasia in recent years.  Physicians anticipate new legislation will significantly increase the number of organs in the donation pool.  In 2013, 273 Dutch citizens donated their organs, while 4800 instances of euthanasia occurred. Dr. Gert van Dijk of Erasmus Medical School explains, “even if a small percentage of euthanasia patients choose to donate their organs after …

Posted on 23 Nov 2014
21st Century Organized Crime: Organ Trafficking and Human Rights

NEW YORK, December 12, 2014: Global Bioethics Initiative held a screening of the HBO documentary film: “Tales from the Organ Trade.” An expert panel discussion followed the screening with special guests: Dr. Bruce Elliot Gelb, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Renal Transplantation in the Department of Transplant Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery and Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation in the New …

Posted on 22 Nov 2014

A meeting of scholars at Princeton University resulted in the drafting of an open letter addressed to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Attorney General Eric Holder, and leaders of Congress. The letter is independent of any organization. Among the initiating signers are NIr Eyal and Robert Truog of Harvard University, Peter Singer at Princeton University, Michele Goodwin at the University of California Irvine, …

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