Transplant Coordinators Training Programme

About The Programme

Objective - Creating a cadre of health care professionals dedicated to “Transplant Coordination and Grief Counselling” in India and South Asia.

Transplant Coordinator – Definition, Qualification & Role

Definition - Transplant coordinator means a person appointed by the hospital for coordinating all matters relating to removal or transplantation of human organs or tissues or both and for assisting the authority for removal of human organs as per the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011.

Qualification & Role - According to the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014, the transplant coordinator shall be an employee of the registered hospital having qualification such as:

  • Graduate of any recognised system of medicine; or
  • Nurse; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject and preferably Master’s degree in Social work or Psychiatry or Sociology or Social Science or Public Health
The concerned organization or institute shall ensure initial induction training followed by retraining at periodic interval and the transplant coordinator shall counsel and encourage the family members or near relatives of the deceased person to donate the human organ or tissue including eye or cornea and coordinate the process of donation and transplantation.

Course Duration

  • One Week

  • One Month

  • One year (Blended learning - E-learning and face-to-face contact session)

  • Annual Conference and Workshop

Job Placement - Placement guidance will be provided. The various courses provide a candidate multiple opportunities to seek employment. These include:

a) Hospitals undertaking transplants

b) NGOs working in this field

c) Intensive care units for counselling relatives


December 2009 to June 2015 – the work of trained transplant coordinators in the country resulted in the retrieval of a total of 4066 organs and tissues from 682 deceased donors and after cardiac death as well.

This means trained transplant coordinators facilitated 41% of the total multi-organ donors in the country & 43% of the total organs retrieved from the deceased donors on an average for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Note – The registration for this course is subsidized due to part funding from Tata Education and Development Trust.

Feedback - Participants' Speak...
"This program is a major milestone which helped to decide my career as Transplant Coordinator." – Ms. Niveditha Sankaran, Service Line Manager, Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
“It was very informative and knowledgeable and also learnt information apart from our experience.” – Ms. A. Sarala, Transplant Coordinator, BGS Global Hospital, Bengaluru.
“We were sent by the management for the training programme and didn’t really know anything about organ donation. But having come, we have learnt a lot and are now going back confident that we can create awareness about the cause.” – Mr. Teddy Andrews, Faculty – Social Work (Medical & Psychiatry), Manipal University, Manipal.
“The one week training programme was extremely useful. I now want to learn more and plan to join the one year E-learning programme.” – Dr. K. Harikrishnan, Senior Hospital Administrator, Specialist Hospital, Ernakulam.

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