Authorities of TUMS Iranian Tissue Bank and Spanish Donation and Transplantation Institute Meet; Collaboration Prospects in Focus
itb-dti-22-24-may-2013-Authorities and experts of the Iranian Tissue Bank and Research Center (ITB), which is affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and headed by Professor Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh, and the Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI), which is located in Barcelona, Spain, met on May 22, 2013 to evaluate the operational procedures of ITB and exchange experience on donated organ and tissue processing.
The three-day meeting will cover all aspects of donation, organ, tissue and cell procurement processes, microbial tests, quality control of products and safety measures. Collaborative activities will also be in focus for exchange of experience, transfer of knowledge and online education.
The invited guests included Dr. Maria Gomez, Medical Director, and Dr. Eduard Xapelli (Industrial Pharmacist, and from DTI and Professor Axel Pruβ from the Institute for Transfusionsmedizin Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 
The Donation and Transplantation Institute (D.T.I) is a non-profit foundation located in Barcelona, Spain, which tries to meet the needs of regions and countries around the world in the donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells. The Institute has had collaboration with similar institutes in Brasil, Lebanon, and Trinidad and Tobago in the past to promote the status of donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells in those countries.