One day workshop on “Issues related to Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation Programme in Kerala”

Updated on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS), Mrithasanjeevani in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation, Kerala organized a one day workshop on “ISSUES RELATED TO DECEASED DONOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION PROGRAMME IN KERALA” for hospital administrators, doctors, ICU staff, transplant coordinators and accident & emergency staff  on 27th July, 2013 at the Seminar Hall, Super Specialty Block, Government Medical College, Trivandrum.  Nearly 100 delegates from various hospitals participated in the workshop.


    Prof. Jacob George, Head of Department, Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College, Trivandram welcomed the gathering. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. V. Geetha, Director of Medical Education, Government of Kerala. She released the official Donor Card for the State of Kerala and also a guide book for Deceased Donor Programme which was compiled by the MOHAN Foundation. In her inaugural speech, she urged that all stakeholders have to work together for this programme to be a success.


    There were 8 sessions as follows:



    Key Speakers


    Introduction to  “Mrithasanjeevani”

    Prof. Ramdas Pishorody, State Convenor, Deceased Donor Transplantation Programme, Kerala


    Deceased Organ Donation - Challenges

    Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation


    Brian Death – Identification, Certification & Discussions

    Film on Brain Death Certification from MOHAN Foundation

    Dr. Kabeer.K.A, Associate. Prof, Department of Neurology, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum

    Dr. Sinchu, Counsultant, Neurologist, P R S Hospital, Trivandrum


    Legal Aspects

    Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation

    Prof. Sri Kumari, HOD Forensic Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum


    Medical and Administrative Aspects of KNOS

    Dr. Noble Gracious, Nodal Officer, Deceased Donor Transplantation Programme, Kerala


    Brain Death Maintenance & Discussions

    Dr. Shalini, Asst. Prof, Neuro ICU, CMC, Vellore

    Dr. Murali, Asst. Prof, Dept. of Anaesthesiology, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum


    Grief Counseling

    Ms. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation


    Deceased Donor Programme

    Panel Discussion

    Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation

    Dr. Noble Gracious, Nodal Officer, DDTP, Kerala,

    Dr. Deepak Varma, Nephrologist, Medical Trust Hospital

    Dr. Suresh Nair, HOD, Department of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST

    Dr. Anil P, HOD, Department of Neurosurgery, Govt. Medical College.


    Key outcomes:

    • Four more workshops to be conducted this year:

     i)   Exclusively for Medico legal case for Forensic doctors and Police officers

    ii)  Brain death certification for Neuro surgeons

    iii) Brain Death Maintenance for Intensivists and Anesthetists

    iv) Workshop for Transplant Coordinators


    • Draft for Police Procedures on Organ Donation (Medico Legal Case) will be submitted to the Government of Kerala to be passed as a Government Order same as GO. (Ms) No.86 Dated: 26.02.2011


    • Sensitization Programme for the police personnel will be conducted soon with the permission from the police department







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