About TRANSTAN

Introduction of TRANSTAN

  • Tamil Nadu is one of the first States to initiate Cadaver Transplant in 1995 after the Transplantation of Human Organs Act was passed in the year 1994.
  • Cadaver Transplant Program was started by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr.Kalaignar.M.Karunanidhi in the year of 2008.
  • Cadaver Transplant Programme was made a Government Society in May 2015 and named as Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Organization Structure of TRANSTAN

Sno Composition Designation
1 Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu President
2 Minister for Finance Member
3 Minister for Health Member
4 Secretary to Government, Medical and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu Member
5 Special Secretary or Joint Secretary to Government Medical and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu Member
6 Principal Secretary to Government Finance Department Government of Tamil Nadu Member
7 Director of Medical Education, Government of Tamil Nadu Member
8 Director Medical and Rural Health Services Government of Tamil Nadu Member
9 Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical services cooperation Member
10 Project Director , NRHM , Tamil Nadu Member
11 Inspector General, Head Quatres , Police Department Member
12 MOHAN Foundation Representative Chennai Member
13 National Network for organ sharing (NNOS)representative, Chennai Member
14 Representative from Transplant Hospitals (One Government and One Private Hospital) Member
15 Representatives from Transplant organ Recipient Member
16 Medical Ethicist Member
17 Expert Advisor, Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu Member
18 Convenor Cadaver Transplant Program Tamil Nadu Member
19 Dean Madras Medical College Member
20 Dean Stanley Medical College Member
S.No Description
1 Secretary to Government, Medical and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
2 Principal Secretary to Government Finance Department Government of Tamil Nadu.
3 Convenor Cadaver Transplant Program Tamil Nadu as Member Secretary.
4 Director of Medical Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.
5 Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical services cooperation.
6 Expert Advisor, Transplant Admin and Policy.
7 Director Medical and Rural Health Services Government of Tamil Nadu.
8 Dean Madras Medical College.
9 Dean Stanley Medical College.
10 MOHAN Foundation Representative Chennai.
10 National Network for organ sharing (NNOS)representative, Chennai.

Appropriate Authority

  • Grant / Renew / Suspend / Cancel Registration of Hospitals.
  • Enforce standards prescribed for hospitals engaged in removal.
  • Storage or transplantation of any human organ.
  • Investigate any complaint of breach of any provisions of the THOA and rules and take appropriate action.

Authorization Committee for Live Transplant

  • The Director of Medical Education functions as the Head of Authorization Committee for live Organ Donation.
  • The Authorization committee approves / rejects the applications jointly made by the donor and recipient, in accordance with the provisions of the THOA and rules.

Management Unit of TRANSTAN

  • The Member Secretary of TRANSTAN, who is the Chief Executive of the Society, is responsible for the management of day-to-day administration of the society and control of finances.
  • The day-to-day affairs of the Society are performed by the Management Unit under the supervision, guidance and control of the Member Secretary.
  • The Management Unit is formed with specialists and staff drawn from Government Departments and outsourced from supporting NGOs.

Functions of Management / Unit

  • Allocating Organs
  • Maintaining waiting list, collection of data relating to donors, recipients, transplant hospitals.
  • Case Coordination.
  • Post Transplant Follow Up,conducting awareness programmes, maintenance of accounts, organizing meetings, liaising with Government / Private officials.

Functions of TRANSTAN

  • Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) for Southern Region. South ROTTO includes Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep.
  • State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) by Government of India order
  • Streamlining all procedures related to Cadaver and Living Organ Transplantation.
  • Regulates distribution of organs in a transparent manner.
  • Ensures protocol development, research, data analysis, outcome monitoring and knowledge dissemination.
  • Assists the State & Central Governments in the formulation of policies, procedures, establishment of regulatory frameworks for all kinds of organ & tissue transplantation.
  • Helps hospitals to identify brain stem death and proceed further.
  • Maintains an online waitlist registry.
  • Transmitting soft skills related to donor maintenance
  • Helping hospitals in medico legal procedures, liaising with Police in providing Green corridor for transporting organs.
  • Compiling a State and regional database
  • Liaising with neighboring States in organ sharing
  • Liaising with the Government of India on issues related to transplants
  • Networking all stakeholders in organ and tissue transplantation including hospitals, medical personnel, organ and tissue donors, families of deceased donors, persons needing transplantation, persons having been transplanted, non- governmental organizations and individuals involved and State and Central Government to collectively promote long healthy and productive lives for persons with organ and tissue failures and for those with health conditions leading to it.

CMCHIS SCHEME

  • The success of the Deceased Donor Programme in Tamil Nadu is due to the immense support extended by the Government.
  • Under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS), the Government sanctions up to Rs 22 lakhs for organ transplantation to patients in Government and Private hospitals, which is the highest ever in India.
  • 588 End stage organ transplant patients have benefitted from Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.

Our Team

Help Line

For enquiries regarding waiting list, joining the registry, organ allocation - Please contact Dr. R. Kanthimathy, Member Secretary, Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu.


E-Mail : organstransplant@gmail.com


For any Technical Support like login, password, problems with entering data on the program or site not opening or any other technical issues, please contact the technical team between 10.30 am and 6 pm before contacting the Convener of the programme.


Mr. Sanjay Anand

Website Manager

TRANSTAN

Help Line - +91 9444374906


Incase of emergency contact

044-25333676