5th Annual Transplant Coordinators' Workshop

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ms. Santi Krishnan is a Transplant coordinator working with the National Transplant Resource Centre (NTRC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is coming to Chennai to attend the 5th Annual Transplant Coordinators' Workshop that is being organized by MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) on 28th & 29th September 2012. She will be sharing the Malaysian Experience with deceased organ donation from the perspective of a transplant coordinator.

But Santi also knows what it means to be the family member of a deceased donor. She lost her father a few weeks ago and she donated his kidneys and liver. Santi has given new meaning to her profession as a Transplant Coordinator. Closer home, Ms. D. Keranal, Transplant coordinator, Apollo Hospitals, donated the organs of her 19-year-old nephew Manuel Kavin, when he became brain dead following an accident in May 2011. Both Santi and Keranal have gone beyond the call of duty and 'walked the talk.'

MOHAN Foundation's Annual Workshop for Transplant Coordinators is aimed at bringing to the fore the exemplary work done by transplant coordinators in the field of deceased organ donation and transplantation. Transplant coordinators from across India will have a chance to interact with experienced faculty and with another and share their successes and challenges.

The two day workshop is being jointly organised by MOHAN Foundation and National Association of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO). MOHAN Foundation has been training transplant coordinators through structured training courses since December 2009 with the support of the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai. 334 transplant coordinators have been trained so far and many of them continue to work in the field. From December 2009 to August 2012, through their efforts 591 organs and 677 tissues have been donated.

The 5th Annual Transplant Coordinators Workshop “Asamjana - Coordinating the Gift of Life!” is being held on September 28th & 29th 2012 at Radha Regent, Arumbakkam, Chennai. For more details, please contact www.mohanfoundation.org/natco2012

MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network)Toshniwal Bldg, 3rd Floor, 267, Kilpauk Garden Road, Chennai - 600 010

R. Veena - 7708668830, 044-26447000

www.mohanfoundation.org