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Organ Donation


Shortage of donated organs in the country as compared to the number of patients of organ failure who require transplant

National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO)

The Central Government has been given the mandate to maintain National registry of donors and recipients of human organs and tissues under Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue Act, 1994. The registry has been launched on 27-11-2015

GoI has taken proactive steps to spur organ donation in the country such as-

  • Website of NOTTO namely
  • A 24×7 call centre with toll free helpline number
  • Indian Organ Donation Day is being observed annually since 2010. This year it was observed on27th November 2015
  • Launch of National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Registry
  • Members of Donor families from different parts of the country and winners of national competition of slogan on organ donation were felicitated
  • Award has been given to the best performing State (Tamil Nadu) in the area of Organ Donation
  • Organ Donation Publicity through print media, Display Boards, Frequently Asked   Questions, Mobile SMSes, Talks by Experts, etc. is being undertaken.
  • Training of Transplant Coordinators of Delhi and NCR has been conducted by NOTTO
  • Financial assistance is also provided under the National Organ Transplant Programme for hiring of transplant coordinators in Government Hospitals and Trauma Centres
  • Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) in the States of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam and UT of Chandigarh and carrying out awareness and training of transplant coordinators
  • Importance of organ donation has been highlighted by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in ‘Man Ki Baat’ Programme broadcasted in October and November (2015)imag

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