Transplantation of human cells, tissues and organs
Request for Proposals: Consultancy to provide technical support to the WHO initiative on medical products of human origin (MPHO)
You are hereby invited to submit a proposal for consultancy for the project “Technical support to the WHO initiative on medical products of human origin (MPHO) in headquarter (Geneva).” with the Service Organization and Clinical Interventions Unit, in the Service Delivery and Safety Department. Please see bidding instructions and information below.
Deadline: 30 August 2016, 17h00 CET
Transplantation of human cells, tissues or organs saves many
lives and restores essential functions where no alternatives
of comparable effectiveness exist
In 50 years, transplantation has become a successful worldwide practice. However, there are large differences between countries in access to suitable transplantation and in the level of safety, quality, efficacy of donation and transplantation of human cells, tissues and organs. The ethical aspects of transplantation are at the forefront. In particular, the unmet patients’ needs and the shortage of transplants lead to the temptation of trafficking in human body components for transplantation.
WHO Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation
In 1987 the fortieth World Health Assembly, concerned at the trade for profit in human organs, initiated the preparation of the first WHO Guiding Principles on Transplantation, endorsed by the Assembly in 1991 in resolution WHA44.25. These Guiding Principles have greatly influenced professional codes and practices as well as legislation around the world during almost two decades. After a consultation process that took several years, the Sixty-third World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA63.22 on 21 May 2010, endorsing the updated WHO Guiding Principles and identifying areas of progress to optimize donation and transplantation practices.
WHA63.22 - Human organ and tissue transplantation
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WHO Guiding Principles
The Declaration of Istanbul
Professionals of donation and transplantation from all regions, through many of their organizations and institutions, are endorsing the Declaration of Istanbul on organ trafficking and transplant tourism developed under the leadership of the Transplantation Society and the International Society of Nephrology in May 2008.