NATIONAL CONSULTATION TO DEVELOP GUIDLINES FOR TISSUE DONOR SCREENING , TISSUE RETRIEVAL, AND TISSUE TRACKING

Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation organized the “National Consultation to Develop Guidelines for Tissue Donor Screening, Tissue Retrieval and Tissue Tracking” on 18th August 2012 at Dr. Ramalingaswami Board Room, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi inaugurated by Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services (DGHS). Leading experts in the field of Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Heart Valve Banking, Corneal Transplant & Banking, Bone Transplant & Banking and Skin Transplant & Banking, Experts from Lab Medicine and Forensic Sciences and Officers of NOTP participated. The consultation aimed at obtaining consensus of the experts regarding various aspects of tissue donation, banking and transplantation such as identification of a potential tissue donor, donor screening and consent, retrieval, processing, storage, distribution and tracking as covered by The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (Amendment) Act, 2011 (THOA Amendment 2011) and Draft Rules. The Expert Group was of the opinion that the process of donor identification, screening and consent being common for all tissues, should be discussed in this consultation and other aspects should be discussed in a separate sub groups/committees.


EXPERT GROUP
  • Dr. Naresh Trehan
    Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta – The Medicity
  • Dr. Anil Bhan
    Director – Cardiac Surgery, Medanta – The Medicity
  • Dr. Balram Airan
    HOD, CTVS and Chief, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Dr. Shiv Kumar Choudhary
    Prof., Deptt. of CTVS, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Col. S S Sidhu
    Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, R&R Army Hospital
  • Dr. Krishna Subramony Iyer
    Director – Pediatric Surgery, Fortis – Escorts
  • Dr. Sujay Shad
    Hony. Consultant, Cardiac Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Prof. Shyam Kumar S T
    HOD, CTVS, P.G.I. Chandigarh
  • Dr. Radhika Tandon
    Prof. , Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, Secretary – EBAI
  • Dr. Usha Gopinathan
    Associate Executive Director and President – EBAI L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
  • Gp.Captain H.S. Trehan
    On Behalf of Dr. Col. J K S Parihar
  • Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
    Head, Tissue Bank, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
    Ex-President, Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks
  • Dr. Rajesh Malhotra
    Prof. Deptt. Of Orthopaedics, AIIMS
  • Dr. Meena Kumar
    Prof., Deptt. of Surgery
    Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital &
    Medical College, Mumbai
  • Dr. V K Tiwari
    Prof. & Consultant,
    Deptt. of Burns & Plastic Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Dr. Arti Kapil
    Professor,
    Deptt. of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Dr. Purva Mathur
    Associate Professor,
    Deptt. of Lab Medicine
    JPN Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Prof. T D Dogra
    Head, Deptt. of Forensic Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi