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National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP)

National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP)

The Government of India is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation and transplantation across all States/Union Territories.

The provisions under the programme include:

  1. Setting up of State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisations (SOTTOs) in each State/UT.

  2. Setting up of National/Regional/State Bio-material centres.

  3. Financial support for establishing new Organ Transplant/retrieval facilities and strengthening of existing Organ Transplant/retrieval facilities.

  4. Training to transplant experts including surgeons, physicians, transplant coordinators, etc.

  5. Financial support for hiring of Transplant Coordinators to medical colleges and trauma centres.

  6. Post-transplant immune-suppressant drugs to Below Poverty Line (BPL) patients.

  7. The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994 was enacted to provide a system of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs.

  8. The scheme is under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

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