Guidelines issued to promote organ transplantation

On 1-1-2016, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued draft guidelines for Allocation Criteria for Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant. The objective behind the issuance of guidelines is to promote organ donation in the country. The draft guidelines include various issues including recipient registration, listing and scoring system in the waiting list, allocation principles and algorithm, including criteria for urgent listing and inter-state issues. The draft guidelines have been posted on the website of and and comments/suggestions/ views have been invited till January 16, 2016, which may be sent to the Director, NOTTO at

-Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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