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World Medical Association, Statement on Live Organ Trade (1985).


Adopted by the 37th World Medical Assembly
Brussels, Belgium, October 1985


In due consideration of the fact that in the recent past a trade of considerable financial gain has developed with live kidneys from underdeveloped countries for transplantation in Europe and the United States of America.

THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION condemns purchase and sale of human organs for transplantation.

THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION calls on the governments of all countries to take effective steps to prevent the commercial use of human organs.

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