State Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) started in SCB Medical College & Hospital,Cuttack in August 2019 under the leadership of Prof.(Dr.)Datteswar Hota and Late Prof.(Dr.) Chittaranjan Kar. SOTTO, a statutory body under the Ministry Health & Family Welfare, Government of India was set up to implement the NOTP programme involving deceased donor activity.
SOTTO is functioning in the Department of Nephrology, SCB Medical College & Hospital,Cuttack .To look after the functioning DMET Odisha recruited Dr.Rudrashis Samal (Joint Director),Mr.Suman Singh(Consultant IEC/Media), Ms.Anindita Sabath (Transplant Coordinator) and Mr.Ramakrushna Panda(Program Assistant).
In February 2020, SOTTO rewrote health history for Odisha when the first deceased donor transplantation for kidney was done at SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack .Following the success of the first transplantation two more was done in the month of March 2020.
After this breakthrough, the CM of Odisha Honourable Shri Naveen Pattnaik constituted the “Suraj Award” to honour the kin of the deceased donor and in the August of 2020 all the three deceased donor were felicitated on the occasion of Organ Donation Day.
COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED UNDER SOTTO:
APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY FOR CADEVERIC TRANSPLANTATION:
- Director ,Medical Education-Chairman
- Director, Health Services-Co-Chairman
- Director, Capital Hospital, Member
- Joint DMET, Member Convenor
- CEO/Nodal Officer-Member
- NGO Nominated by Govt.-Member
- Multi Organ Transplant Expert-Member
KIDNEY ALLOCATION COMMITTEE:
- Joint DMET, Odisha-Chairman
- Dean & Principal, SCB MCH, Cuttack-Co-Chairman
- Superintendent, SCB MCH, Cuttack-Member
- Institutional Nodal Officer- Member
- Joint Director, SOTTO-Member Convenor
- Appropriate Authority-(Dr.) C.B.K.Mohanty, DMET, Odisha
- Institution Head-(Dr.) Datteswar Hota, Dean & Principal, SCB MCH, Cuttack
- State Nodal Officer-(Dr.)Umakanta Satapathy, Joint DMET
- Workshop on Braindeath –10.19
- National Organ Donation Day-11.2019
- Panel Discussion in Doodarshan –12.2019
- Partnership with Civil Society Organization-01.2020
- Sensitization programme for the transplanting hospital-01.2020.
- First Cadaveric Transplant-02.2020.
- Second Cadaveric Donation-02.2020
- Coordinated NIFHW visit from 24-29 February 2020.
- Third Cadaveric Donation-03.2020
- World Kidney Day Celebration-03.2020
- Falicitation/Cash award of Rs.5 lakhs by CM of Odisha to all the deceased donor family –08.2020
Organ donation is a noble act. You can save several lives by deciding to donate your organs. While most people want to partake in this humanitarian act, there are a lot deterrents that may stop them from doing so. Read about the most common reasons as to why people are hesitant to donate their organs and the truth behind them and then take the pledge.
- A brain dead person can donate the following organs:
- HEART. LUNGS. LIVER. KIDNEY. INTESTINE. PANCREAS.
In case of cardiac death (where the heart stops) the following can still be donated
- CORNEA. TISSUE. SKIN
- Heart. Lungs. Liver. Kidneys are the most popular types of transplant that takes place.
DEPARTMENT OF NEPHROLOGY,
SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack
Brain death is the not as same as COMA. It is impossible to rise from brain death. Brain death is ascertained after exhaustive tests that are conclusive. For accuracy they are conducted twice with a six-hour interval.
Doctors are always focused on saving the patient’s life first. The option to opt for organ donation is only given after the person is medically declared as dead.
All major faiths such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and Christianity support organ donation as an act of humanity. Major leaders from these faiths have endorsed the practice.
Donated organs are removed surgically, mostly with one incision that doesn’t disfigure the body.
Each person’s medical condition is evaluated at the time of their death. The doctors determine which organs are fit for donation. Also, many illnesses that were considered a barrier for donation have been reconsidered.
You can refuse to donate your organs anytime you wish during your lifetime, even after pledging to donate. After your death, it is your next of kin who has the power to decide whether to donate your organs or not. It is best to make your wishes and decision clear to them.
Unless the individual is below the legal age of 18, an individual’s decision to donate their organs that have been made before their death are to be followed.