Last period has been quite busy for the staff of TPM-DTI Foundation. After the successfully international TPM course in where 50 health care professionals from all over the world participated, 11 of the students stayed in Barcelona to visit our hospitals and to get to know with the everyday activity of the Donation and Transplantation inside the hospital.
The guests were doctors specialized in hepatic and kidney surgeons and ICU doctors from several regions of China. During this week we were happy to show to our visitors the units of Emergency, intensive unit care, transplant coordination, kidney, liver and heart transplantation and as well the immunology department. The main actors of the transplantation and donation procedures inside the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona engaged into discussions with our guests and share with them experience and knowledge in the field. Moreover, Catalan Transplant Organization (OCATT) and Banc de Sang i Teixits (BST) were very kind to welcome our guests. We spend a whole day inside the installation of the BST and got information about the blood and tissue transplantation. Moreover the head of the OCATT, Dr. Jaume Tort explained the health care system, the role of the OCATT and the allocation system and with his team shared with the guests the latest on donation rate, number of organ transplanted and the recipient outcomes in terms of survival rate after donation.
As highlight activity of this visit was the participation in the 3rd Edition of the Transplant Run on 15th November. A solidarity activity aimed to sensitize the society about donation and as symbol of the solidarity toward the people who have been transplanted and those who are in a need of a transplant. TPM-DTI team together with the 11 guests from China joined this initiatives.