About KeTLOD

KeTLOD “Knowledge transfer and leadership in Organ Donation, from Europe to China” is a cofounded project by the European Commission under the program “Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education” and the 13 partners form Europe and China.

The main objective of KeTLOD project is to design and implement a postgraduate program in organ donation, customized to the needs of the Chinese health care professionals and adapted to the characteristics of the High Education system in China. This post-graduation program will be implemented in seven universities; crucial in terms of educational background and education capacity and their geographical position covering the main regions of mainland China. The KeTLOD curriculum is conceived as blended training program, in accordance with European Space for Higher Education guidelines and will offer knowledge and experience in clinical approach, management and dissemination strategies in Organ Donation and it consists in a 625 hours’ program that will lead to 25 ETCS.

KeTLOD curriculum, translated in Chinese language, will empower professional competences of the health care professionals in China; enhance the detection and referral of potential donors and through the dissemination of knowledge and information will encourage a positive attitude towards donation in the society.

Additionally, within this project, through organizing joint activities for higher education organizations, the partners are committed to build a knowledge network between European Universities and Chinese Universities.

The consortium of the project is based on the work of a set of key actors in training in organ donation, University of Barcelona and DTI foundation along with two other Universities with extensive experience in trainings and who have previously worked in communication, dissemination and awareness in organ donation, University of Bologna and University of Nice. To assure a correct working plan and quality protocols DINAMIA will play a significant role. Meanwhile to support the dissemination activities in China the Shenzhen XinGeRuiLa Culture Communication Co. Ltd. (XGRL) is added as partner to the KeTLOD consortium.

The project will be implemented in the following universities in China:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) – Renji Hospital
Hospital Capital Medical University (CCMU)
Kunming University (KU)
Wuhan University (WHU)
Second Military Medical University Shanghai (SMMU)
Nanchang University (UN)
Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) – Transplant institute of medicine Nanning

This consortium will create a knowledge society foreseen as a starting point of further collaboration between China and Europe in education; training, health (more concretely organ donation) and culture exchange.

The KeTLOD project will have a duration of 2 years and as main outcome will be 21 Chinese experts in Training Organ Donation and 140 healthcare students issued with a postgraduate diploma in Organ Donation.


There are several objectives within the timeline of the project. The actions designed for the project will satisfy the accomplishment of specific objectives:

  1. To design a Postgraduate Program in Organ Donation.
    The scientific committee under the DTI and UB coordination will design the Postgraduate Curriculum Program including the following academic modules:
    • Local Seminars
      The 21 trained Chinese experts will perform locally with their selected students KeTLOD 2- 3 local seminar. The agenda and the plan of the seminars will be designed from the local experts with the suggestions of the EU experts.
    • Organ Donation Online Module (10 ECTS):
      To provide participants with fundamental knowledge, skills and competences required in each step of the organ donation.
      Online training will be carried out in the virtual platform coordinated by UB to create a collaborative environment and share conformations and create discussion forums to boost knowledge and the best practice exchange. The 21 trained experts from 7 Chinese Universities will coordinate the students of their universities and the program will be monitored by the EU University experts.
      Duration: 1 month.
    • International Assessment Face-to-Face Seminar (10 ECTS):
      To consolidate knowledge on organ donation through learning using the specific methodology and enable evaluation performed by the European Scientific Committee.
      The contents will be provided through general lectures, workshops, simulations and cases studies. Additionally, traineeships in local hospitals will be carried out under the guidance of one postgraduate tutor.
      Duration: 5 days.
    • Donation Hospital Traineeships (5 ECTS):
      To acquire practical knowledge in the different departments where potential donors can be detected, diagnosed and maintained (OPO, ICU and emergency rooms).
      Coordinated and implemented by each Chinese university. Students’ traineeship will be evaluated by tutors and supervised by scientific committee.
      Duration: 1 month.
  2. To develop academic and scientific contents and tools that will enable health care students to be trained as specialists in organ donation in the Chinese Universities.
    First the consortium will develop the contents of the designed curriculum based on the international and national perspective. The European and the Chinese experts will review the designed curriculum, and will make changes according to the local needs.
  3. To create a pool of health care professionals from seven different regions of China, trained with professional competences required for the development of donation activities in their hospitals.
  4. To spread knowledge and information to encourage positive attitude towards donation in the society through “key person” training programs on donation in China.
    “Key person” will be able to work on various levels: hospitals, OPOs, Universities or other crucial position; being the messenger and reporter of information and knowledge in organ donation field, facing challenges inside the whole society to raise awareness about donation.