Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 36 (Jul 2012 - Oct 2012)
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Trivandrum hosts workshop on Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation

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Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 36 (Jul 2012 - Oct 2012)
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The third in a series of workshops on Deceased donor organ transplantation was held on 4th August 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The workshop was jointly organized by the Department of Health, Govt. of Kerala, Department of Nephrology, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and MOHAN Foundation. The MOHAN Foundation team led by Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, was invited for the workshop to share its experience and the reasons for the success of the Deceased organ donation programme in Tamil Nadu.

 

Sri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Kerala releasing the manual along with Dr. Ramdas Pisharody, Principal, Trivandrum Medical College, Dr. Sudhindran, Liver transplant surgeon, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi and Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation


The workshop was inaugurated by Sri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare. He also launched the website “Mrithasanjeevani” or Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (www.knos.org.in) which has been designed along the lines of the Tamil Nadu website (www.tnos.org). The website will be used to register all the potential organ recipients of the state and will ensure transparency in allocation of organs. Dr.Ramdas Pisharody, Principal, Trivandrum Medical College, will be the State Convenor of this programme. Dr. Sudhindran, Liver transplant surgeon, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi and Dr. Sunil Shroff also spoke on the occasion.

 

The workshop covered a gamut of topics under the banner of deceased donor organ transplantation. The workshop concluded with a panel discussion. The participants raised queries about the certification of brain death, the rationale for two apnoea tests, and organ allocation criteria. They also expressed interest in the Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme. The panelists - Dr. Sunil Shroff, Dr. K. Deiveegan and Dr. B. Subbarao – gave their inputs clearly and candidly. Dr. Sunil Shroff emphasized the need for active public- private partnership and Government support to ensure that the Deceased donor organ transplantation programme is successful.


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