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Spain is to lead on EU policy on organ donation and transplantation

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4413
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

Spain will take the lead on improving the training of transplant coordinators under a European Union directive published last year aimed at setting uniform quality and safety standards and improving waiting times for transplants (BMJ 2010;340:c2785, doi:10.1136/bmj.c2785).

The training programmes for transplant coordinators, organised by the Spanish National Transplant Organisation (ONT) together with the Andalusian Public Foundation for the Advancement of Technology and Professional Training, aims to expand the Spanish model of organ donation and transplantation, said Rafael Matesanz, director of ONT, at a conference at the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Santander.

The training programmes will be based on a Spanish …

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