2013 - ISODP 2013 Congress

Mini-Oral 4 on Creating Change

11.17 - Progressing towards an Asian Transplant Registry - Indian Transplant Registries Can Show the Way Forward

Presenter: Sunil, Shroff, Chennai, India
Authors: Sunil Shroff

Progressing towards an Asian Transplant Registry - Indian Transplant Registries Can Show the Way Forward

Sunil Shroff1

1MOHAN Foundation, Chennai, India

National or regional Transplant registries have distinct advantages in looking at various parameters of graft outcomes both in short and long term. In Asian sub-continent very little effort has been made in this front. The UNOS and Euro-transplant registry have over the years set the benchmark for the western countries. We in Asia are dependent on these registries for all our information related to transplants and their outcomes. Efforts have been made in the past to form an Asian transplant registry but this has failed to live up to its expectations. With Internet becoming easily available and with no shortage of knowledgeable manpower in our sub-continent it is time to start our efforts in the direction of creating a viable transplant registry for the Asian region. There have been some efforts in China, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan in this direction but no long term strategy has been formulated. In this respect  two organisations in India have made significant progress in this direction and can offer valuable inputs in making the dream of Asian Transplant registry a reality. The Indian Society of Organ Transplantation formed a national registry [1] and has fast track data and a full version available. MOHAN Foundation (an NGO) has to helped with state transplant registries for deceased donation and transplantation [2]. These registries are fully functional and will be demonstrated (Fig.1). An Asian fast track model would be presented too for adoption by the Asian Transplant Society.

Figure 1

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