One Month 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 add value to the basic qualification of the candidates by providing them an insight into this complex field and enhancing job opportunities.

Over the past nine years, 2268 candidates have been trained as transplant coordinators (December 2009 – May 2019).


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:

  • Graduate of any recognised system of medicine; or
  • Nurse; or
  • 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.

The one month training programme focuses on four aspects – Living organ donation and transplantation, Deceased organ and tissue donation and transplantation, Transplant Coordination, and Grief Counselling. In addition, as part of the course participants have application oriented visits where they will get to visit a Blood Bank, Dialysis Unit, Skin Bank, Eye Bank, and will be trained and certified in ‘Basic Life Support (BLS)’. They will also have sessions on soft skills, health care team management, and basics of counselling.


Eligibility

  • Doctors / Nurses / Allied Science graduates.
  • Graduates in any subject.
  • Masters in Social Work / Psychology / Sociology / Social Sciences / Public Health / Hospital Administration without experience.

Frequency

Once a year in the month of May


Place

Chennai


Timings

9.30 am to 5.30 pm


Course Fee

Rs. 5000/-

Participants nominated by government hospitals/SOTTO/ROTTO/NOTTO will be eligible for waiver of Course registration fee.

The fee includes delegate kit, law manual, and transplant coordinator’s manual. This training programme is a non-residential training programme. Outstation participants will have to make their own accommodation arrangements.


Registration Process

The participant can fill the online registration form or download the registration form and send it to MOHAN Foundation. Upon acceptance a confirmation will be sent.

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


Faculty

The teaching faculty for the course has been drawn from both medical and non-medical background. The highly motivated and experienced faculty will not only train but also mentor and monitor the performance of the candidates undertaking the course.


Job Placement

Placement guidance will be provided. The various courses provide a candidate multiple opportunities to seek employment. These include:

  • Hospitals undertaking Transplants
  • NGOs working in this field
  • Intensive care units for counselling relatives



The registration for this course is subsidised due to part funding from Tata Trusts.

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