Improvement of health services in Trinidad and Tobago

26.08.2014
Fundación Repsol renews its support for the organ donation and transplant programme in Trinidad and Tobago.
Doctors of the organ donation and transplant programme

Fundación Repsol renews its collaboration with the DTI (Donation and Transplantation Institute) in the Organ Donation and Transplant Programme in Trinidad and Tobago. It takes the Spanish system as a model, acknowledged as one of the most efficient in the world.

Fundación Repsol and the DTI have been working together since 2011 on a healthcare professional training programme to raise social awareness about organ donation and transplantation, with the collaboration of the National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU) of Trinidad and Tobago.

Significant progress has been achieved within the framework of the project. On the one hand, donor detection procedures have been implemented, benefiting over 120 patients, most with kidney disease, who received a kidney transplant from living donors.

On the other, a major training programme has been carried out with the collaboration of renowned Spanish doctors and medical experts.  In total, 35 public healthcare professionals received specialised organ recovery and transplant training in Trinidad and Tobago.

Lastly, an awareness-raising campaign aimed at the media and society in general has been launched with the aim of promoting organ donation as an option for saving many lives.

Through the renewal of this support, Fundación Repsol demonstrates its ongoing commitment to social development in Trinidad and Tobago. This has made it possible to continue the work carried out to date in the healthcare sector in Trinidad and Tobago by means of this project and other initiatives, such as the HIV/AIDS prevention programme.

This project forms part of Fundación Repsol's commitment to improving the quality of life of people, promoting the values of responsible citizenship through various initiatives.