Indian Transplant Newsletter.Vol. 13 Issue No.: 42 (Jul 2014–Oct 2014)

Impact of Trained Transplant Coordinators in Deceased Donation


Over the last five years MOHAN Foundation has trained close to 700 transplant coordinators through its structured training programmes. Its short and long courses are well-framed to ensure that the candidate, be it from nursing or social work background, gets all the essential elements to be able to confidently handle the process of organ donation in the intensive care unit of a hospital. An audit of their work was recently conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the tables provide an insight into their contribution in various states. They have facilitated the retrieval of a total of 2975 organs and tissues from 483 deceased donors and after cardiac death from December 2009 to October 2014.

In a large public hospital such as the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai the conversion rate to get ‘yes’ for donation has been 65% in the last five years. Similar are the figures of success in some of the corporate hospitals. These figures are similar if not higher than some of the developed countries like the United Kingdom where the conversion is about 60%. 

A successful deceased donation programme requires a strong public education wing along with robust hospital processes. Currently the need of the hour in India seems to be to get our intensive care units better equipped to handle the deceased donors and adding trained transplant coordinators to work along with the medical staff to ensure that the family is properly counselled for donation.

Impact of MOHAN Foundation’s trained transplant coordinators (2012 & 2013)

37% of the total multi-organ donors in the country & 40% of the total organs retrieved from the deceased donors

State

% of Donors Facilitated by MF’s trained Transplant  Coordinators

% of Organs Facilitated by MF’s trained Transplant Coordinators

Tamil Nadu

46%

48%

Andhra Pradesh

91%

91%

Kerala

17%

18%

Maharashtra

2%

1%

Delhi

36%

42%

Gujarat

12%

11%

Karnataka

34%

29%

Punjab

0

0

Puducherry

100%

100%

Organ and Tissue Donation facilitated from Deceased Donors by Trained Transplant Coordinators (State wise distribution) – December 2009 – October 2014

State / UT

Donor

Kidney

Liver

Heart

Lung

Pancreas

Intestine

Heart Valves

Cornea

Skin

Tamil Nadu

292

510

265

52

30

3

0

309

456

4

Andhra Pradesh

112

197

102

4

3

1

0

125

219

0

Karnataka

29

43

21

4

0

0

0

27

52

0

Delhi-NCR

25

45

23

1

0

0

1

8

38

0

Kerala

13

26

9

1

0

0

0

2

16

0

Gujarat

7

13

6

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

Puducherry

3

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

Maharashtra

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

Total

483

843

426

62

33

4

1

471

803

4

Corneal donation after cardiac death – 326

Skin donation after cardiac death – 2


How to cite this article:
- Shroff S, Navin S. Impact of Trained Transplant Coordinators in Deceased Donation. Indian Transplant Newsletter.Vol. 13 Issue No.: 42 (Jul 2014–Oct 2014)

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- Shroff S, Navin S. Impact of Trained Transplant Coordinators in Deceased Donation. Indian Transplant Newsletter.Vol. 13 Issue No.: 42 (Jul 2014–Oct 2014). Available at:
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