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"Strong system needed for organ transplant from brain dead"

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A strong nation-wide mechanism is required so that major organs from persons could be immediately available to a needy patient, of a government agency working for said today.

The gap between the needy and the donor cannot be bridged unless organs are taken from patients, (NOTTO) Dr told reporters here.

"The NOTTO aimed at having a stronger system to ensure that organs like hearts and livers from persons are immediately made available to a needy patient through a networking mechanism," he told reporters.

There should be a network across the nation, so that of a can be taken from to in the quickest possible time, said Bhandari who attended a workshop on of the brain dead here.

This system will bridge the huge gap between donor and recipients as only live is not enough, he said.

Bhandari said under NOTTO, five Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisations (ROTTO) centres have come up in the country.

One of them is at the Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in that covers five states of the East - Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, he said.

Besides, 18 private hospitals in the state are registered under NOTTO.

Bhandari said 21 states, from all over the country, have adopted NOTTO and among them "Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, and are really doing well. We hope will catch up in another 3-4 years."

Joint ROTTO, Prof said, in 2017 there was only one case of the of a in while there were five cases in 2016.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:55 IST