History

DTI’s founders are a group of internationally recognized experts in the area of organ donation and transplantation. DTI brings together experts in the field from Spain, Europe and America to advise and support the implementation of projects in organ, tissue and cell donation and transplant, and creates a wide network for research.

TPM (Transplant Procurement Management), merged in DTI since 2010, is a reference in professional training education in the field of organ donation and transplantation, its aim is to increase the quantity, quality and effectiveness of organ and tissue donation for transplantation, by training healthcare professionals involved in the organ donation process. Since 1991, more than 10.000 professionals from 101 countries have been trained by TPM. 


DTI (Donation and Transplant Institute) is a non-profit foundation founded in Barcelona in April 2008. The aim of the foundation is to meet the needs of regions and countries around the world in the donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells.

It was launched under the auspice of the University of Barcelona (due to its affiliation to the UB, TPM offers university certifications, post-graduate diplomas and master degrees) with the technical and financial support of the National Transplant Organization (ONT). Soon afterwards, TPM acquired an international dimension: In 1994 it won the recognition of the Transplant Committee of the Council of Europe and it won in 2008 the “TTS-Genzyme Award for Education and Training in Transplantation” by “The Transplantation Society” (TTS).

TPM has constantly updated its courses contents and it has produced a wide range of teaching materials and developed its own software and technical equipment for practical sessions, all educational materials are translated into other languages when it is required. Special attention has been given to the courses syllabus in order to meet the educational needs of each country. Advanced courses are yearly implemented in five languages (Spanish, English, Italian, French and Portuguese).

Nowadays, TPM represents the formal Transplant Coordination Training Program in Italy (Centro Nazionale Trapianti – CNT), France (Agence de la Biomédecine – ABM) and Portugal (Autoridade para os Serviços de Sangue e Transplantação – ASST).

TPM has collaborated in developing the Spanish Model by implementing face-to-face, on-line and blended training programs at different professional levels. However, TPM dimension goes beyond Spain, due to its ongoing collaboration with donation experts from Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia.