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UN calls for tougher rules to prevent sale of children's organs

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39167.483438.DB (Published 29 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:656
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Juan Miguel Petit, a human rights lawyer and the United Nations' independent expert on the exploitation of children, has called for the strengthening of global rules against transplant tourism in addition to safeguards to avoid the donation and selling of organs by minors.

    Reported cases of sale and trafficking of organs in which a minor was involved have heightened fears that transplant tourism can involve children as well as adults.

    Mr Petit said that countries need to take “very careful measures” to avoid the donation …

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