3rd AORTA-MOHAN Foundation training on TRANSPLANT COORDINATION under the aegis of NOTTO supported by Office of DGMS (Army) IHQ of MoD (Army)

MOHAN Foundation in partnership with AORTA (Army Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority) under the aegis of NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation) supported by Office of DGMS (Army) IHQ of MoD (Army) successfully completed the training on ‘TRANSPLANT COORDINATION’ from August 7-11, 2018 held at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi. This was the third training held in partnership with AORTA. It was conducted under the guidance of Col P.K Sharma (Director, AORTA). This training was supported by the TATA Trusts and Army Medical Corps. Lt Col Sandhya V Nair, Transplant Coordinator, Army Hospital organised the entire training.


41 delegates of varied profiles that included doctors and nurses, medical social workers, senior managers, medical superintendent, matrons, medical officers and counselors from 14  states (Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh) and 2 Union Territories (Delhi and Chandigarh) attended the training.


The transplant coordinators training programme started with an inaugural function where the Chief Guest was Lt Gen Sanjiv Chopra, Director General of Health Services (Army).


More than 24 eminent speakers and experienced professionals from the medical/non-medical fraternity conducted sessions on: -

  • Introduction to Organ Transplantation
  • Basic concepts of organ donation
  • History of Transplantation
  • Transplantation of Human Organs Act
  • Grief Counselling
  • Donor Pledging
  • Sharing Successful Case Studies
  • Brain-death & maintenance of potential brain-dead donor
  • Retrieval Process at Zonal Hospital level
  • Living related organ transplants
  • Whole body donation
  • Medico legal donation
  • Organ donation and transplant organisations
  • NOTTO (registry/allocation/sharing)
  • Qualities & role of a Transplant Coordinator
  • Basics of heart/liver/kidney/pancreas failure & transplant
  • Tissue Transplant (cornea/skin/bone/heart valves)
  • Ethics of organ donation and transplantation
  • Setting up of a deceased donation programme in a hospital
  • Group activity/role plays
  • Public awareness/media engagement


A group activity named ‘Organ Donation Pathway’ was conducted wherein the participants were divided into 5 groups and were asked to arrange the cards depicting the process of organ donation, sequentially.


In the end, Lt Gen U.K Sharma, Commandant, Army Hospital (R&R) gave away the certificates to all the delegates who successfully completed the course.


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