1st MOHAN-MOST training on Transplant Coordination held at Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka under the aegis of NOTTO

Updated on Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • MOHAN Foundation in partnership with MOST (Manipal Organ Sharing & Transplant) successfully completed the 1st MOST - MOHAN Foundation training on Transplant Coordination from March 22 to March 26, 2022 under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO). The training took place at Manipal Hospital, Dwarka (MHD). This was the first training session organized in collaboration with MOST. The training was supported by the SBI Foundation.


    The workshop drew 35 delegates from 7 states: Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Manipur, Gujarat, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh. They included transplant coordinators, nurses, managers, medical, senior executive, nurse educator, associate consultant, medical officer, marketing executive, and counsellors.


    Sessions were held on the following topics by 31 eminent speakers and experienced experts from the medical/ non-medical fields: -

    • Introduction to Organ Transplant
    • Basic concepts of organ donation
    • Evolution of organ donation and transplantation worldwide
    • THOA
    • Public awareness
    • Brain Stem Death - Identification, Declaration & Certification
    • Maintenance of potential deceased brain-dead donor
    • Approach to family counseling
    • Role of transplant coordination in deceased donation
    • HLA typing & cross matching
    • Organ Donation & Transplant Organizations
    • Living related organ transplant
    • Skin donation and transplant
    • Qualities of a deceased donation transplant coordinator
    • Basics of liver diseases & liver failure
    • Liver transplant
    • Organ donation of foreign nationals in India
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Bone donation & transplant
    • Retrieval process as related to transplant coordinator
    • Whole body donation
    • Pancreas Transplant
    • Medico legal organ donation
    • Ethics of organ donation
    • Heart valve donation & transplant
    • Uterine transplantation
    • Donation after circulatory death
    • Basics of heart failure & transplant
    • Corneal donation and the IDEAL protocol
    • NOTTO (plans/allocation/sharing)
    • Deceased organ donation programme- Challenges/ difficulties of a Government set up
    • Religion and organ donation
    • Counseling/role plays


    A variety of activities were carried out to make the training engaging. The delegates were separated into four teams and asked questions about various Forms of The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014 where each team had to guess the Form number and the purpose for which it was used. Another group exercise was the "Organ Donation Pathway," in which delegates were again divided into 4 groups and were asked to arrange the cards depicting the process of organ donation, sequentially. Participants learned the right and wrong ways to approach donor families for organ donation through role play that mimicked real-life circumstances in hospitals.


    On the final day, a panel discussion and an open house were organised to address the participants' questions. Dr. Harsha Jauhari (Senior Consultant, Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital), Ms. Lalitha Raghuram (Country Director, MOHAN Foundation), Dr. (Lt Gen) CS Narayanan (Head, Neurology, MHD), Dr. Archana Kumari (Consultant Coordination, NOTTO), Dr. Anurag Saxena (Head, Neurosurgery, MHD), Dr. Srikanth Srinivasan (Head, Critical Care, MHD), and Ms. Nomita Sarkar (Head, Nursing, MHD) were among the panelists. Dr. (Col) Avnish Seth (MOST) and Ms. Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation) moderated the panel discussion. There was discussion about medico-legal cases, living donations by other than near relatives, organ donation if the recipient is a foreign national, questions about ventilator disconnection after an apnoea test, and grey areas where the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act 1994 is silent, such as directed donations and foreign national organ donation.


    On the last day of the training, a post-workshop evaluation was conducted to assess the impact of the training.


    Dr. Kiran Dambalkar (Senior CMO, NOTTO), Ms. Lalitha Raghuram, Dr. Archana Kumari, and Dr. Avnish Seth presented certificates to all the delegates who completed the 5-day training programme successfully.

    Source-Dr Muneet Kaur Sahi
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