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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 23 Nov 2014

Please join us, (by invitation ONLY!) for the screening of the HBO documentary film: “Tales from the Organ Trade” with introductory remarks by Nancy Abraham, Senior Vice President of Documentary Programming for Home Box Office. An expert panel discussion will follow the screening with our 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. …

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, …

Posted on 20 Nov 2014

By Andrew Rock
Around 21 Americans die each day waiting for transplants. In New York, over 10,000 people are currently in need of an organ transplant. Though exact numbers vary by state, approximately 45% of American adults are registered as organ donors. Given the life-saving capabilities of organs, and great demand for them, what prevents more people fr0m donating?
Experts have been examining the somewhat beguiling gap that exists between the number …

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