Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.57. July 2019 - October 2019

FORT organises Summit on ‘Organ Care Systems & Transportation’ in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation


FORT organises Summit on ‘Organ Care Systems & Transportation’ in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation

On 3rd August 2019 Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT)
organized a Summit on ‘Organ Care Systems & Transportation’ at
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. The summit marked the
completion of 100 organ donations in 12 of the Fortis Hospitals across
India. The event was co-hosted by MOHAN Foundation and endorsed
by National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) &
Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT). Doctors from
Australia, UK, Spain and India came together to identify new and
emerging technologies for organ preservation and transportation with
the aim to maintain or improve the quality, and ultimately the yield, of
retrieved organs. Dr. Kumud Dhital (Alfred Heart & Lung, Melbourne,
Australia) spoke about the first DCD heart and the current status of
heart transplantation in Australia. Dr Darius Mirza (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham) elaborated on the role of Organ Care Systems (OCS)
in liver transplantation and experience in India. Dr. Maria Paula Gomez (Executive Director TPM-DTI Foundation, Spain) shared the TPM model
for deceased organ donation in India – leading practice implementation. Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, FORT summarised the main discussion &
action points at the end:
• Organ Care Systems are invaluable for all organ transplants.
  Challenges include the cost, number of machines, transportation by
  air and acceptability by transplant teams
• Marginal or DCD donors should be utilized
• Newer techniques to prolong the shelf life of organs
• Feasibility of the use of helicopters and drones
• Involvement of the critical care teams

On 3rd August 2019 Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT) organized a Summit on ‘Organ Care Systems & Transportation’ at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. The summit marked the completion of 100 organ donations in 12 of the Fortis Hospitals across India. The event was co-hosted by MOHAN Foundation and endorsed by National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) & Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT). Doctors from Australia, UK, Spain and India came together to identify new and emerging technologies for organ preservation and transportation with the aim to maintain or improve the quality, and ultimately the yield, of retrieved organs. Dr. Kumud Dhital (Alfred Heart & Lung, Melbourne, Australia) spoke about the first DCD heart and the current status of heart transplantation in Australia. Dr Darius Mirza (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham) elaborated on the role of Organ Care Systems (OCS) in liver transplantation and experience in India. Dr. Maria Paula Gomez (Executive Director TPM-DTI Foundation, Spain) shared the TPM model for deceased organ donation in India – leading practice implementation. Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, FORT summarised the main discussion & action points at the end:

• Organ Care Systems are invaluable for all organ transplants. Challenges include the cost, number of machines, transportation by air and acceptability by transplant teams

• Marginal or DCD donors should be utilized

• Newer techniques to prolong the shelf life of organs

• Feasibility of the use of helicopters and drones

• Involvement of the critical care teams

 


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