2171 persons are on the waiting list for organ transplantation in Kerala State, India. The detection of potential donors is key factor to activate the process and this is one of the main reasons for the Government to implement a new position of Transplant Coordinator in every hospital in the state. As always training is the first step to be taken therefore, it was proposed that a course in Transplant Procurement Management would be a good way to start with it.
The 1st Intermediate TPM course in Trivandrum (India) took place from 28th to 30th May. 50 professionals (Neurologist and Anaesthesists mainly) from all over the State of Kerala were trained to determine brain death and obtain consent from relatives for organ transplantation among other topics of the Transplant Coordination process.
We are grateful to the Ministry of Health Smt. K. K Shailaja Teacher for her kind presentation of the course; to Sri. Rajeev Sadanandan, Chief Secretary and to Dr. Noble Gracious, Nodal Officer (KNOS) for inviting us to share our experience and knowledge with this big group that hopefully will help to increase the donation rates in Kerala.
Also, thanks to all the local team and to the Spanish experts for their commitment and for making this awesome course possible.