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The Social Determinants of Organ Trafficking: A Reflection of Social Inequity

Keywords: Organ Transplants , Organ Trafficking , Social Determinants of Health

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Organ trafficking has become evident in its global scope and consequences. Poverty, vulnerability, destitution and a system of exploitative transplant practices are social determinants for commercial living organ donation. Guided by the WHO resolution on organ transplants and the Istanbul Declaration, transplant practices can advanced standards of greater social equality rather than exploit social determinants of poverty, vulnerability and destitution by way of exploitative health systems.

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