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Spain will be the future coordinators of European transplant on the initiative of the EC, which has awarded this country projects address “more important” of the Plan of action, developed by the European directive on quality and safety in transplants.
So explained it this Monday the general Secretary of health, José Martínez Olmos, during the inauguration in Granada of the “international course of training of trainers in transplant coordination”, which taught the national organization of transplant (ONT) and the Iavante Foundation.
In his speech, Martínez Olmos stressed the importance of the work carried out by the ONT to extend Spanish transplantation model throughout Europe.
The formation of hospital coordinators in Europe is one of the key actions contained in the Plan of action 2009-2015 that accompanies the European directive on quality and safety in transplants, adopted during the Spanish Presidency of the EU, with the aim of improving access to transplants for 500 million Europeans.
The Plan of action, among its priorities, provides for the creation of a network of hospitals coordinators, similar to that in Spain, whose role considered “key” to improve the rate of organ donation and transplantation.
To set up this network, Spain taught a course that will make it possible to train a total of 82 health professionals from all over Europe, selected by the competent authorities in donation and transplantation in their respective countries.
After the training period, these coordinators will become “national instructors”, then in charge the formation of future hospital coordinators transplants in each of the States members of the EU.
The European Commission has also chosen to Spain to lead the agenda Accord (Achieving Comprehensive Coordination in Organ Donation trhoughout the European Union), a macro, comprising three independent projects, coordinated turn each of them by a different country.
The overall objective of this programme, endowed with EUR 2.8 million, is to increase over its three-year availability of organs for transplantation and the establishment of a safety framework for the living donor.