National Deceased Organ Donation Certificate Course 2012
It is unfortunate that despite the enactment of the Act over 18 years ago, living donors continue to thrive as the integral component for organ transplantation in India. Cadaveric donations have just not picked up enough to put our country on the map as proud supporters of this concept. Reasons have been cited as many: Lack of awareness, Lack of systems and frameworks within the hospital, myths and misconceptions; religion etc are common justifications.
Human organ donation, was legalised in India in 1994. The endeavour was not about just saving precious lives, but about creating goodwill in society. The brain dead person who is the cadaveric donor can from multi-organ retrieval save at least 12 lives. These include kidneys, lungs, heart, heart valves, blood vessels, middle ear, liver, pancreas, skin, eyes and bone marrow……..But all this is possible if the relatives of that brain dead patient will consider organ donation seriously and make it happen!
There are many causes, but the commonest one is as a result of road accident deaths. India has about 1,40,368937 road traffic accidents annually of which 67 percent could be potential brain dead victims from severe head injuries. Recent modifications in the Act have made it mandatory for hospitals to recruit transplant coordinators in the pivotal role of any transplant program, which is recognized as a task with a challenge that contributes to the success and strength of the program.
The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has been mandated by Government of Delhi to launch the official, accredited training program for Transplant coordinators.
The DTI-TPM Foundation has been recognized worldwide as the best in offering deceased donor transplant coordination training with credit of having trained almost 4368937 transplant coordinators in 87 countries worldwide.
We hope that following this certification, participants will be able to apply a newly acquired skill set at their place of work for better contribution to work practices within their hospitals. Please click here for the program details and fees.
This is just the beginning to the world of transplants. Like they say, just the tip of the iceberg! There is so much more to do in terms of developing state and country level involvement with the government on synchronizing hospital based waiting lists and allocation of organs to ensure transparency in distribution