The most recent place that hosted the TPM course was the wonderful city of Dublin, Ireland. From the 12th till 16th of September the DTI-TPM experts had the opportunity to share the experience with the main actors on the donation and transplantation activity in Ireland. Several visits were organized in the hospitals of Dublin and Galway. Meetings within the units of Emergency, Intensive Care and as well meetings with the regional transplant coordinators were held.
Additionally to the visits, was organized the first Intermediate Training course on Transplant Procurement Management. This course was supported by the Organ Donation and Transplantation Ireland (ODTI). More than 35 health care professionals from all over the country participated in this course. Lectures, workshops and in situ simulation engaged the participants during these days. Active discussions and sharing of experience from the common clinical practice were very fruitful for both parts. We believe this training will have a great impact in the donation and transplantation results all over Ireland.
Moreover, our colleagues were very kind to organize several social activities during our stay in Dublin. A very pleasant experience was visiting the commemoration garden “Circle of life” a national organ donor commemorative symbol that reflects the spirit of giving, the enduring legacy which defines the lives of organ donors. This wonderful garden is located in the city of Galway.
We are very thankful to our colleagues in Ireland and we do believe this great collaboration will continue with more activities in the future.