European Projects

Spain is the leading country in the world in organ donation and transplantation. It has been at the top of the transplant list on an international level for 17 years and doubling the European average rate of donors per million inhabitants. The increase of donations from immigrants and donations from cerebral hemorrhage has cracked the low number of donations from traffic accidents, which has decreased around 50% in the last three years.

Since Spain is the world leader in this field, one of the aims expressed by the Spanish Ministry of Health is to develop and design European Directives in organ donation and Transplantation.

The procedures developed in the hospitals and the Network of Transplant Coordinators, together with the training of the human resources and an active system of information and communication are the keys to maintain an efficient system in organ donation and transplantation in Spain.

Supporting developing countries in order to help improve their public health systems, national transplant agencies, hospitals and human medical resources could be an important contribution from the Spanish cooperation as a way to increase the organ donation rates and offer equal access to the nationals transplant systems.


The most recent project in where DTI Foundation together with the University of Barcelona are the main coordinators is the KeTLOD project; “Knowledge transfer and leadership in Organ Donation, from Europe to China” cofounded by European Commission under the program “Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education”.   The main objective of KeTLOD project is to […]


            The project ¨Training and social awareness for increasing organ donation in the European Union and neighbouring countries¨ (EUDONORGAN) is a service contract awarded by the European Commission from the European Union budget, on the initiative of the European Parliament. It aims to develop and implement two types of activities […]


SeeLife project aims to improve knowledge, skills and professional competences in Organ Donation and Transplantation in Bulgaria and Latvia, setting the bases for best practices in alignment with the EU directives. The project targets healthcare professionals at university level, as well as physicians already specialized or in training from critical care medicine, emergency and recovery […]


EMPODaT, the European-Mediterranean Postgraduate Program on Organ Donation and Transplantation, is a TEMPUS project funded by the European Commission, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), to develop and implement a Postgraduate Program on Organ Donation and Transplantation, in accordance with the European Space for Higher Education guidelines. It will employ a blended learning […]

Organ Donation European Quality System

There are wide differences in the effectiveness of donation programs among the European countries. The national donation rates may range, for example, from 1.5 deceased donors pmp* in Bulgaria to 34.4 deceased donors pmp in Spain. Kidney living donation rates vary from 1.2 pmp in Poland to 25.3 pmp in the Netherlands (data from 2009). […]


The European Training Program on Organ Donation (ETPOD) was a Pan-European initiative that aimed at solving the lack of formal training programs in the field of organ donation. lt covers different educational levels, from basic knowledge among healthcare professionals, to specialized training for donor coordinators and hospital managers. Organ shortage is the major limiting factor […]

European educational initiative through TPM-DTI for better donation and transplantation results in the Republic of Moldova

Education is a main factor for improving donation and transplantation results. Within the twinning project Strengthening the Transplant Agency of the Republic of Moldova and support in legal approximation in the area of quality and safety of substances of human origins (MD10/ENP-PCA/HE/11b) funded by the European Union, Transplant Procurement Management – Donation Transplantation Institute (TPM-DTI), […]

Black Sea Area Project

The Council of Europe launched in 2011 a three-year collaborative project that aims to battle organ shortages and to improve access to transplant health services in the Council of Europe BSA member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine) through the development of safe and ethical donation and transplantation programmes. […]