Research and Publications

MOHAN Foundation, over the years, has been actively publishing empirical research and publications that aide in raising awareness and building a body of knowledge that can drive policy making in the field of organ donation and Transplantation.

Currently, there is not enough research available on organ donation and transplantation in the Indian context. Such research is key to identify, guide and assess the intervention areas, including policymaking, in this under-served area of healthcare.

MOHAN Foundation's flagship publication is the Indian Transplant Newsletter (ITN), which is being published thrice a year, since 1998, and includes contributions from medical and para medical professionals. The purpose of producing ITN is to provide the various professionals working in organ donation and transplantation with an opportunity to share and draw upon research, expert commentary and practical insights to enhance its reader's knowledge and understanding of various aspects of the field.

MOHAN Foundation strongly believes in promoting a research culture within the organisation and follows some of the best practices in initiating and maintaining a culture of research, with high importance to research integrity.

MOHAN Foundation’s Ethics Committee
The Foundation formed its Ethics Committee, comprising of external field experts, in July 2020, that is registered with the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Government of India). It primarily reviews proposals on social and behavioral sciences & research for health. The committee members as well as the Foundation’s staff update themselves on Good Clinical Practices and Indian Clinical Research Regulations for Research Ethics Committee.

SIRO (Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) recognition by DSIR (Department of Science and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology (Govt. of India)
MOHAN Foundation has been recognized as an R&D Centre by the Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology (Government of India). This recognition enables the Foundation to undertake research projects in the field of public health, with the support of grants from India’s apex research bodies like ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi.

MOHAN Foundation has been conducting research on social, legal and ethics related to organ donation and transplantation. Its research is peer reviewed and published in leading Indian and international journals, with multiple citations.

Given below is a list of our work over the years –

Research papers/articles

  1. Sunil Shroff, John S. Gill. Bold policy changes are needed to meet the need for organ transplantation in India. American Journal of Transplantation. 14 Feb 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16537

  2. Kute V, Shroff S, Prasad N, Guleria S, Prakash J, Sahay M, Modi P, Cantarovich M, Haberal M. Benefit to Few Versus Risk to Many: An Ethical Dilemma During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic for Deceased-Donor Organ Transplant in a Resource-Limited Developing Country. ExpClin Transplant. 2021 Jan;19(1):1-7. doi: 10.6002/ect.2020.0134. Epub 2020 Aug 7. PMID: 32778012. Cited by 1

  3. Shroff S, Mittal K, Navin S. Reply to cardiothoracic transplants in India-why adequate immunogenetic workup for potential recipients is a must. Indian J ThoracCardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan;37(1):120. doi: 10.1007/s12055-020-01067-z. Epub 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33442221; PMCID: PMC7778640.

  4. Kute V, Varugese S, Prasad N, Shroff S, Agarwal SK; COVID-19 Working Group of Indian Society of Nephrology. Renal Transplant Guidelines with Reference to COVID-19 Infection. Indian J Nephrol. 2020 May-Jun;30(3):176-178. doi: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_221_20. Epub 2020 Jun 10. PMID: 33013066; PMCID: PMC7470197. Cited by 3

  5. Shroff S, Navin S. Ground realities in brain death certification. Indian J Med Ethics. 2020 Jan-Mar;V(1):67. PMID: 32103798.

  6. Kute V, Guleria S, Prakash J, Shroff S, Prasad N, Agarwal SK, Varughese S, Gupta S, K Gokhale AG, Sahay M, Sharma A, Varma P, Bhalla A, Vardhan H, Balwani M, Dave S, Bhadauria D, Rathi M, Agarwal D, Shah P, Ramesh V, Garg R. NOTTO Transplant Specific Guidelines with Reference to COVID-19. Indian J Nephrol. 2020 Jul-Aug;30(4):215-220. doi: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_299_20. Epub 2020 Aug 18. PMID: 33273783; PMCID: PMC7699665. Cited by 5

  7. Thyagarajan I, Shroff S, Vincent BP, Rajendran J, Kanvinde H, Shankar S, Aneesh K. Knowledge and practice of organ donation among police personnel in Tamil Nadu: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Transplant 2020;14:141-6

  8. Shroff S, Mittal K, Navin S. Heart transplantation in India-looking back as we celebrate 25 years of the transplant law. Indian J ThoracCardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug;36(Suppl 2):215-223. doi: 10.1007/s12055-020-00957-6. Epub 2020 Jun 11. PMID: 33071487; PMCID: PMC7538491. Cited by 3

  9. Kute V, Ramesh V, Shroff S, Guleria S, Prakash J. Deceased-Donor Organ Transplantation in India: Current Status, Challenges, and Solutions. ExpClin Transplant. 2020 Jul;18(Suppl 2):31-42. doi: 10.6002/ect.rlgnsymp2020.L6. PMID: 32758118. Cited by 3

  10. Jeong JC, Yuzawa K, Shroff S, Danguilan R, Koo TY, Thwin KT, Lkhaakhuu OE, Yang J, Kim MS, Ahn C, Ro H. Development of the Asian Transplant Registry Under the Asian Society of Transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2020 Jul-Aug;52(6):1634-1638. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.12.058. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32362464.

  11. Vadi S, Shroff S. Redefining Death: Urgent Need to Evolve toward a Homogeneous Definition of Death in India. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug;23(8):368-370. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23220. PMID: 31485106; PMCID: PMC6709830. Cited by 1

  12. Shroff S. Twenty-five years of transplantation law in India – Progress and the way forward. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:151-3. Cited by 2

  13. Kumar P, Shroff S, Navin S, Sahi MK, Jairam J, Mathur SK, Kumar A, Mirza D, Rao SB, Padhi G. Deceased organ donation of foreign nationals in India. Indian J Transplant 2019;13:277-81. Cited by 1

  14. Kidney-paired donation to increase living donor kidney transplantation in India: Guidelines of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation-2017. Kute, V., Agarwal, S., Sahay, M., ...Guleria, S., Rees, M. Indian Journal of Nephrology, 2018, 28(1), pp. 1–9. Cited by 13

  15. Shroff S. Challenges in setting up of a deceased donor transplant program in South Asia. Indian J Transplant 2018;12:161-2. Cited by 2

  16. Shroff SU, Navin SU. Brain death” and “circulatory death”: Need for a uniform definition of death in India. Indian J Med Ethics. 2018 Oct;3:321-. Cited by 8

  17. Navin S, Shroff S. Organ donation: Some clarifications. Natl Med J India. 2017 Sep-Oct;30(5):301. doi: 10.4103/0970-258X.234409. PMID: 29916440.

  18. Shroff S. Current trends in kidney transplantation in India. Indian J Urol. 2016 Jul-Sep;32(3):173-4. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.185092. PMID: 27555672; PMCID: PMC4970385. Cited by 35

  19. Abraham G, Vijayan M, Gopalakrishnan N, Shroff S, Amalorpavanathan J, Yuvaraj A, Nair S, Sundarrajan S. State of deceased donor transplantation in India: A model for developing countries around the world. World J Transplant. 2016 Jun 24;6(2):331-5. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i2.331. PMID: 27358778; PMCID: PMC4919737. Cited by 3

  20. IJU Awards 2016. Indian J Urol 2017;33:92-3 [Dr Sunil Shroff- Special appreciation award]

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