Since 2010 DTI Foundation, supported by REPSOL Foundation is collaborating with the health authorities of Trinidad and Tobago to strengthen the Organ Donation and Transplantation program. In continuity of this project the past 5-8th of July the experts from DTI visited the country.
Meetings with the representatives of the National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and health professionals of three major hospitals in the country were performed. As highlighting meeting was the one with the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh. During the meetings were discussed the current situation of the donation and transplantation program, the needs of the local professionals and were established the future steps to be performed within the project.
Moreover, an one –day- workshop was organized. Alongside with the DTI experts the local transplant procurement coordinators were the faculty of this training. The objective was to increase the knowledge of the professionals toward the deceased donation program. The 30 participants of the workshop were from different hospitals, with different level of knowledge and involvement in donation and transplantation activities. The workshop was designed to be very interactive facilitating the participation of everyone.
Trustful for a great impact this visit and the training of the professionals will have in the future activities of donation and transplantation program we will keep working to increase the number of the transplants, thus to save and improve the life of the Trinidad and Tobago citizens.