Round Table discussion: new conversations, new networks, and opportunities.
Tissue donation counselors, tissue bank staff, political representatives and medical professionals from Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, Australia, Germany, and India came together to discuss tissue donation in Africa. All participants were happy about this unique opportunity to get in touch with each other personally, to network and to talk openly about successes and challenges. Most Africans lack professional, sustainable tissue donation programs and corresponding technical and personnel infrastructures. All participants realized it is high time to work together, to bundle existing knowledge and many valuable experiences.