Cell and Tissue Banking

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 607–622 | Cite as

A model of a code of ethics for tissue banks operating in developing countries

  • Jorge Morales PedrazaEmail author
Original paper


Ethical practice in the field of tissue banking requires the setting of principles, the identification of possible deviations and the establishment of mechanisms that will detect and hinder abuses that may occur during the procurement, processing and distribution of tissues for transplantation. This model of a Code of Ethics has been prepared with the purpose of being used for the elaboration of a Code of Ethics for tissue banks operating in the Latin American and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and the African regions in order to guide the day-to-day operation of these banks. The purpose of this model of Code of Ethics is to assist interested tissue banks in the preparation of their own Code of Ethics towards ensuring that the tissue bank staff support with their actions the mission and values associated with tissue banking.


Ethics Code of Ethics Code of Practices Tissue bank IAEA Human tissue 



I would like to thanks Professor Glyn O. Phillips (UK), Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala (India), and Dr. Saimel Bello Gonzalez (Cuba) for their relevant contributions and support in the preparation of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Diplomas in Mathematics and EconomyViennaAustria

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