One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme held in Chennai
MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted a one-week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from 20th to 24th January 2020 at MOHAN Foundation, Chennai. This was the 67th training programme and the training was supported by Tata Trusts. There were a total of 24 delegates from different parts of the country - Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and New Delhi. The training also had international representation (China) – faculty and observer. The faculty members included eminent physicians, surgeons, and senior transplant coordinators from the city. The MOHAN Foundation faculty comprised Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Manager-Information Systems, and Ms. Ann Alex, Programme Associate.
There was an invited session on ‘Overview of deceased organ donation and transplantation in China' by Ms. Jiang Wenshi, Intelligence Sharing for Life Science Research Institute. During her session, Ms. Wenshi spoke about the organ donation and procurement model in China and various training and awareness initiatives undertaken by the government to improve the organ donation rate.
The training programme concluded with a session on ‘Role and responsibilities of Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN)’ by Dr. R. Kanthimathy, Member Secretary, TRANSTAN. She briefed the participants about the deceased donation programme in Tamil Nadu, state organ distribution system and state government guidelines/support in facilitating the programme. At the valedictory function, the participants received their completion certificates from Dr. R. Kanthimathy.
“The whole course is a great journey to me through which I could learn a different perspective and culture. The most impressive session is the sharing from experienced coordinators. Through their stories, I could feel a big vision and strong sense of responsibility. It is LOVE why people come to do this and that drives the whole career keep developing here. Besides the great teaching sessions, I also enjoyed the interaction in the class. Everyone would share opinions and insights freely which helped us learn more from each other. The whole process is very well organized, not only for the topics but also the schedule. I cannot believe I could learn so many topics in a few days. Great thanks to MOHAN organization for giving me this opportunity to join this journey with you. It is also an opportunity for me to experience a different culture and know so many lovely Indian people, which becomes a valuable and unforgettable memory in my life.
- Ms. Weinan Chen
Trainer of Communicator
China Organ Donation
“I attended the 'transplant coordinator training programme' from 20th to 24th January 2020 and gained a lot. Not just the knowledge of the topic but about various other things too, like how the programme is being run which is contributing to the society in a big way (as Mr Anupam Srivastava, from HR cell Apollo Delhi correctly said that "they are beautifully running the programme from a small area"). In my career, neither I ever planned nor I had an idea that such programmes are available. As said good things often happen unplanned, so was my volunteering for Donor Advocate as additional responsibility and hence this training later on. "
- Dr. Sankalp Jha
Risk Manager and Donor Advocate
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
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