Guidelines


GUIDELINES

As part of our mission, ISHLT engages in the regular development of guidelines, consensus documents, standards statements, and policy statements regarding end-stage heart disease, end-stage lung disease, heart transplantation, and lung transplantation. A complete list of these documents that ISHLT has published, co-authored, and/or endorsed is listed below, organized by date of publication. Free access to the full text of most of the below documents is available by clicking on the titles.

ISHLT Standards and Guidelines Development Protocol (PDF)  This is the document which all ISHLT-developed standards and guidelines are required to follow.

ISHLT Policies Regarding the Development of Guidelines Jointly with Other Organizations (PDF)

Visit the Standards & Guidelines Committee webpage for more information on the ISHLT standards & guidelines leadership.

ISHLT Statement on Transplant Ethics (PDF) (updated 19 Oct, 2014)

ISHLT Position on the Trafficking of Donor Organs:
Tales from the Organ Trade and similar documentaries are reminders that organ trafficking remains an important international problem. In line with the above ISHLT Statement on Transplant Ethics and in concert with other national and international transplantation societies, the ISHLT strongly and emphatically endorses the Declaration of Istanbul which seeks to abolish the illegal and immoral trade in donor organs which is supported in part by so called “transplant tourism”. As a corollary of which,  the Society values and supports every effort to improve the availability of donor organs by legitimate process thereby providing community access to these life sustaining therapies.



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