Overview

Overview

Overview
Tamil Nadu is the number one state when it comes to cadaver organ donation in India. It is the state that has the highest number of organ donors as well as transplantations. The status of cadaver organ donation in TN improved with the introduction of Cadaver Organ Transplantation Program in 2008. Due to this program, the state has a systematic organ donation and transplantation system.

According to the Hindu, Tamil Nadu has had 374 donors and 2079 organ transplantations since 2008. Also, it has been recorded that 99 cadaver donations occurred between August 2012 and July 2013. This has been the result of relentless efforts at promoting cadaver organ donation among the people of Tamil Nadu. The program continues to do its work with the help of the state government as well as other NGOs.

TNOS or Tamil Nadu Network of Organ Sharing is a venture started by the Department of Health and Family Welfare. The main aim of this website is to promote organ donation as well as transplantation in the state. TNOS is a common online registry where people who need organs can register for transplantation. It is connected with all the hospitals in Tamil Nadu that has been registered for transplantation of the organs.

Another non-governmental organization that has done tremendous work to promote cadaver organ donation is Mohan Foundation. Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network is a non-profit organization that was founded in Chennai in the year 1997. Started by like-minded medical and non-medical professionals, MOHAN Foundation today works in four areas: educating the public about organ donation, preparing and sending Indian transplant newsletter, providing patient support group, and maintaining the Indian network for organ sharing.