|Transplant team at work|
SPAIN Germany recently sent a delegation to Spain's National Transplant Organization (ONT), to study the systems it uses to attain many of the best donation and transplant indicators in the world. Germany wants to reorganize its own systems, after a recent scandal there revealed serious manipulation of waiting lists. The head of the delegation and head of DSO, the German transplant organization, Herr Professor Rainer Hess, invited his counterpart at ONT, Dr. Rafael Matesanz, to visit Germany to explain to the German parliament, the Bundestag, how and why the Spanish system works so well, and the possibilities of adapting there. Hess was given a year to show improvements.