Transplant Coordinators Training Programme

The success of an organ donation and transplant programme depends on good coordination and trained transplant coordinators are the key. The Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011, has made Transplant Coordinator nomination mandatory before a hospital is registered as a transplant center. This means that there is a huge requirement for trained transplant coordinators in close to 400 transplant centers in the country. To address the training needs of this cadre of health-care professionals, MOHAN Foundation started the "Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme" - the first structured course in South Asia. The courses have been tailored to suit the requirement of the candidates from both medical and non-medical background. This course will provide weightage to the basic qualification of the candidates by providing them an insight into this complex field. The registration for this course is subsidized due to part funding from Tata Education and Development Trust.

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Objectives

Creating a cadre of health-care professionals dedicated to "Transplant Coordination" in India and South Asia.

Transplant Coordinator – Definition, Qualification & Role

Definition - Transplant coordinator means a person appointed by the hospital for coordinating all matters relating to removal or transplantation of human organs or tissues or both and for assisting the authority for removal of human organs as per the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011.

Qualification & Role - According to the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014, the transplant coordinator shall be an employee of the registered hospital having qualification such as:
(a) Graduate of any recognised system of medicine; or
(b) Nurse; or
(c) Bachelor’s degree in any subject and preferably Master’s degree in Social work or Psychiatry or Sociology or Social Science or Public Health

The concerned organization or institute shall ensure initial induction training followed by retraining at periodic interval and the transplant coordinator shall counsel and encourage the family members or near relatives of the deceased person to donate the human organ or tissue including eye or cornea and coordinate the process of donation and transplantation.

Course Duration, Eligibility & Schedule

Duration Eligibility Frequency Place
One Week • Doctors / Nurses / Allied Science graduates preferably with work experience.
• Graduates in any subject with at least 6 months experience in hospital setup (preferably).
• Masters in Social Work / Psychology / Sociology / Social Sciences / Public Health / Hospital Administration with at least 6 months experiences in hospital setup(preferably).
Four Times a Year Will be updated periodically
One Month • Doctors / Nurses / Allied Science graduates.
• Graduates in any subject.
• Masters in Social Work / Psychology / Sociology / Social Sciences / Public Health / Hospital Administration without experience.
Once a Year Chennai
One Year (Blended learning - E-learning and face-to-face contact session) • Doctors / Nurses / Allied Science graduates / Graduates in any subject / Masters in Social Work / Psychology / Sociology / Social Sciences / Public Health / Hospital Administration who wish to have a value-add to their qualification. Once a Year Chennai

Conference/Workshop Duration, Eligibility & Schedule

Type Eligibility Duration Frequency Place
Annual Transplant Coordinators’ Conference Previous course participants, Transplant coordinators, other health-care professionals. 2 Days Once a Year Will be updated periodically.
Advanced Transplant Coordinators Workshop Senior Transplant Coordinators (on invitation basis only) 3 Days Once a Year Chennai

Registration Process

The attached registration form must be sent duly filled to MOHAN Foundation. Upon acceptance a confirmation will be sent.

The One Month Training Programme has limited places with a maximum of 25.

Applications for registration will be accepted from individual candidates as well as candidates sponsored by hospitals and organ procuring organizations.


Job Placement

Placement guidance will be provided. The various courses provide a candidate multiple opportunities to seek employment. These include:
a) Hospitals undertaking Transplants
b) NGOs working in this field
c) Intensive care units for counselling relatives