7th FORT-MOHAN Foundation workshop on Transplant Coordination at FMRI, Gurugram

Updated on Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • MOHAN Foundation in partnership with FORT (Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant) successfully completed the 7th FORT-MOHAN Foundation training on Transplant Coordination from July 29 to August 2, 2019. The training was held at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurugram. This was the seventh training workshop held in partnership with FORT, 6 of them held at FMRI Gurugram and one held in Jaipur.


    A total of 61 delegates of varied profiles - transplant coordinators, doctors, nurses, medical social workers, senior managers, medical superintendent and counsellors from 8 states namely, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh of India and a few from Nepal, attended the training.


    26 eminent speakers and experienced professionals from the medical/non-medical fraternity conducted sessions on: -

    • Introduction to Organ Transplant
    • Basic concepts of organ donation
    • History of Transplant
    • Maintenance of potential deceased brain-dead donor
    • Stages of grief and counselling
    • HLA typing & cross matching
    • Brain Stem Death - Identification, Declaration & Certification
    • Organ Donation & Transplant Organizations
    • THOA
    • Living related organ transplant
    • NOTTO (registry/allocation/sharing)
    • Qualities & role of a Transplant Coordinator
    • Medico legal cases
    • Whole body donation
    • Uterine transplant
    • Basics of heart/liver/kidney/pancreas/ failure & transplant
    • Tissue Transplant (cornea/skin/bone/heart valves)
    • Ethics of organ donation & transplantation
    • Counselling/role plays
    • Public awareness/media engagement


    Various activities were conducted in order to make the training interesting. A quiz on organ donation was held where the delegates were divided into 2 teams and questions related to organ donation and transplantation were asked. Another group activity called "Organ Donation pathway" was conducted where the delegates were asked to arrange cards which contained a step-by-step process of Organ Donation. Role play simulating real life scenarios in hospitals helped participants understand the right and wrong ways to approach donor families for organ donation.


    A panel discussion and open house was held on the last day when the queries of the participants were addressed. The panelists were Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh (Director, NOTTO), Dr. Sunil Shroff (Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation) and Dr. Sumana Navin (Course Director, MOHAN Foundation). The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Avnish Seth (Director, FORT) and Ms. Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation). There were discussions on neonatal brain deaths, medico-legal cases, living donations by other than near relatives, organ donation if the recipient is a foreign national, queries related to disconnection of ventilator after the apnoea test and grey areas where the Transplantation of Human Organs & Tissues Act 1994 is silent like directed donations and foreign national organ donation.


    A post workshop evaluation was conducted on the last day of the training to gauge the impact of the training.


    Certificates were distributed by Dr. Sunil Shroff & Dr. Avnish Seth to all the delegates who had successfully completed the 5 day training programme.

    Source-Dr. Pallavi Rekhi
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