Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.22 Issue No.68, March 2023 - June 2023
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Workshop at Dr. Mehta's Hospitals, Chennai - April 2023

Sunil Shroff, Sujatha Suriyamoorthi
Indian Transplant Newsletter. 2023 Mar-Jun; 22(1):p7
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568

Dr. Mehta's Hospitals in association with MOHAN Foundation organized a workshop on "Deceased Organ Donation" on April 29, 2023, at the Dr. Mehta's Hospitals, Chennai. The workshop aimed to educate healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and technicians, on various aspects of organ donation.

Dr. Sunil Shroff discussing the legal framework of deceased organ donation and transplant in India

Dr. Sukanya, Govindan, Nephrologist, Dr. Mehta's Hospitals gave an overview about the workshop. Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation discussed the legal framework of deceased organ donation and transplant in India. He emphasized the legal provisions and guidelines to implement the deceased donation program in a hospital.

Followed him was Dr. Raghavendran, Professor of Neurosurgery, Madras Medical college and Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital who talked about the identification and certification of brain stem death. His lecture covered the concept of brainstem death, testing for brainstem reflexes, conducting apnoea test and interpreting results. He also briefed about scenarios where apnoea test shall not be conducted and role of ancillary tests in such situations.

The workshop included a session on maintenance of a potential braindead donor in the ICU by Dr. Ponniah Vanamoorthy, Head, Department of Neurocritical Care, Neuroanesthesiology, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai. He also explained the donor management goals and case scenarios.

Mr. Johnson A, Transplant Manager, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was the faculty for the session on counselling the grieving families. He spoke about the various stages of grief, counselling process and do's and don'ts in counselling.

The workshop included activities on the following

  • Brain death and organ donation
  • Simulation – Approaching families for organ donation
  • Deceased organ donation – Process & protocol

Mr. Johnson A, briefing counselling for organ donation in medico-legal cases

To cite : Shroff S, Suriyamoorthi S. Workshop at Dr. Mehta's Hospitals, Chennai - April 2023. Indian Transplant Newsletter. 2023 Mar-Jun; 22(1):p7.
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