Two international meetings have taken place in Kunming, China, from 4 to 8 December 2019, with the common theme of organ donation. Jointly organized by the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation (COTDF) and DTI Foundation – Donation & Transplantation Institute, were hosted by the First People’s Hospital of Kunming and the Affiliated Ganmei Hospital of Kunming Medical College.
The 1st International Workshop on Leadership, Management, Quality & Innovation in Organ Procurement was held from December 4 to 6. The Workshop’s was organized through a dynamic and innovative training methodology and it was attended by 86 participants from 36 countries. As a result of this international meeting, a set of agreed recommendations were reached to strengthen organ donation in the countries of the One Belt & One Road Initiative, with the intention of being published in a next future.
Moreover, the next two days, December 7 and 8, the 4th China International Organ Donation Conference (CIODC) & the One Belt & One Road Symposium on Organ Donation Development and International Cooperation, brought together 1,200 international representatives who jointly discussed the latest trends and challenges that the Belt & Road region countries face in organ and tissue donation programs.
Our gratitude goes to all those involved in this great project and their commitment with the best practices of organ donation around the world!