Transplant Coordinators' training with NOTTO

Updated on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization) in partnership with MOHAN Foundation conducted the fifth Transplant Coordinators' Training Program from September 26-30, 2016 at NOTTO office, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. The earlier five trainings conducted in partnership with MOHAN Foundation were in Delhi in July 2015, March 2016 and April 2016; Kochi and Jaipur in July and September 2016 respectively.


    39 participants of varied profiles like doctors, nurses, medical social workers, psychologists and quality managers from both private and government hospitals of Delhi-NCR attended the training. Both transplant and non-transplant retrieval centres were short-listed by NOTTO to send their delegates. Some of the hospitals represented at the training were:

    • Army R & R, Safdarjung
    • Naval Base Hospital
    • Columbia Asia Hospital
    • G B Pant
    • Apollo Indraprastha
    • Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
    • RML Hospital
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital
    • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital
    • Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital


    The five day training addressed the following areas:

    • Introduction to organ transplant
    • Concepts of organ donation
    • History of transplant
    • Various organisations (Govt & NGO) working in the field of organ donation
    • National Organ Transplant Program
    • THOA Act & hospital based requirement
    • Brain death identification & certification
    • Basis of organ failure & transplantation (kidney/liver/heart)
    • Tissue Banking
    • Ethics in organ donation
    • Counselling (role & qualities of a Transplant Coordinator)


    The training was held by trainers across Delhi-NCR from both government and private hospitals. Dr.Sunil Shroff and Ms. Pallavi Kumar represented the MOHAN Foundation. Films on various topics were screened and group activities like poster making and role play were also organised during the training.


    The training concluded with a valedictory function which was graced by Dr. Jagdish Prasad (DGHS, MoFHW, Govt. of India). He congratulated the participants for successfully completing their training and gave away the certificates. Some of the participants also shared their experience and gave their feedback about the training. In the valedictory session the newly trained transplant coordinators were reminded of their importance to make organ donation a successful program. It is only when the transplant coordinators push the system in the hospitals to set up an organ donation program and show their empathic approach towards the families that would accelerate the process of organ donation in our country. 

    Source-Ms. Mareena
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