NATIONAL ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION (NOTD) INDIA CAMPAIGN 2019
Organ and tissue donation is when a person gives consent legally for his or her own organ or tissue to be removed and transplanted into another person. After the person’s death, the same may be done legally with the assent of next of kin.
The medical procedures that are involved mean that the role of the doctor is significant during this life-saving procedure.
Docfort Meducation Pvt Ltd, a community of medical professionals and students, pledges to campaign to add more donors for this cause.
II. THE PROBLEM
The statistics show that in India every year:
● 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs
● 200,000 people die of liver disease
● 50,000 people die from heart disease
● 150,000 people await a kidney transplant but only 5,000 get one
● 1,000,000 lakh people suffer from corneal blindness and await transplant
Along with NOTTO, there have been attempts by The Times of India, Mohan Foundation, Gift of India, Shatayu, Gift of Life and other organizations to take the initiative.
Yet, the statistic in India stands at 0.08 persons as organ donors per million population (PMP), poor by global standards.
III. THE SOLUTION
In organ and tissue donation, there are two parties involved: the donor and the recipient. At both ends, the professionals who take the medical decisions which are crucial to harvesting, matching, donating and transplanting are doctors. Doctors have the expertise to be the communicators who enable these decisions.
Docfort Meducation proposes a radical new solution: Professional Communication.
We define it as expert communication by the medical community to the general population regarding the process of organ and tissue donation with a view to increase the number of organ donors PMP.
IV. THE ATTEMPT
As a community of medical students and doctors, Docfort Meducation has a moral responsibility to deploy their expertise in promoting a life-saving procedure best explained by the professionals who will implement it.
As a community of medical professionals, we will attempt to keep the Hippocratic Oath as stated by Louis Lasagna, Dean of the School of Medicine, Tufts University.
I will gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my
fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
With this in mind, Docfort Health Services was formed to strategize the National Organ and Tissue Donation (NOTD) Campaign as part of Media in Medical Education (MIME), an initiative by Docfort Meducation Pvt Ltd.
NOTD 2019 GUIDE MAP
– To increase the number of organ donors in India
– To clear misconceptions about organ donation among donors
– To give the right information at the right time and create an encouraging
culture of harmony which will enable more donors
– To improve awareness and infrastructure and thereby enable organ harvesting and transplantation without wastage
– To present the medical community as the guiding lights for organ donation in the country and raise it to international standards of integrity
B. GUIDING PRINCIPLE
Professional Communication by the medical community with integrity and empathy for the donor as well as recipient.
The pilot NOTD campaign commenced in April 2019 and will culminate on August 13, 2019, when India celebrates National Organ Donation Day.
Docfort Health Services will strategize on the platform of medical colleges in Karnataka with a concerted campaign to enrol each student on the registry and initiate a domino effect where each medical student will spread the message of organ donation to the larger community.
E. TARGET AUDIENCE
Primary Audience (2,000):
Secondary Audience (20,000):
GENERAL PUBLIC / STUDENT GROUPS / COMMUNITY POPULATIONS / COMPANY EMPLOYEES / SOCIAL AQUAINTANCES / FRIENDS / FAMILY
The Docfort team brings on board doctors who are passionate about the cause and involved at different stages of the organ donation and transplantation process in India.
This expertise will be communicated to students in different medical colleges through various media, predominantly social media and NOTD online. Students will disseminate the professional communication to which they will have access via the app. Using this information, the students will initiate action to add donors to the NOTD registry.
The targeted outcome will be to register donors in the NOTD registry.
Dean, Medico-Social Journalism
I. Core committee
Fellow – Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and liver transplant, Healthcare Global Enterprise (HCG) Hospital, Bangalore
CMD, Docfort Meducation Pvt Ltd
Radiation oncologist, Healthcare Global Enterprise (HCG) Hospital
Clinical director, Docfort Meducation Pvt Ltd
Director, International Critical Air Transfer Team (http://www.icatt.in/)
Chief Enabler, Centre for Inclusive Governance
J. Our Partners
Professional Communication and Technical Learning (PCTL)
Module 1: Fundamentals of organ donation
Module 2: Criteria for organ donation
Module 3: The organ retrieval process
Module 4: DBD & DCD
Module 5: Organ and tissue preservation
Module 6: Organ and tissue transportation for transplantation
Module 7: Transplantation types and processes
Module 8: Principles of immuno-suppression
Module 9: Global and Indian statistics
Module 9: Future prospects of organ and tissue donation and transplantation
D. STUDY TIME
Four hours per week
E. COURSE FEE
International Candidates: US$ 10
Indian Citizens: Rs 590/-
Zeal to learn
Creative director – Dr Farman Ali
Course directors –
Program director – Anna Thomas
Course co-ordinator – Niranjan Prasad
To register, click http://www.docfortmeducation.com/contact/.