Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an update on awareness on organ donation. The Government is taking several steps to sensitize people on the issue of deceased organ donation and transplantation.
These include dissemination of information by National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO), Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations (ROTTOs) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations (SOTTOs), the three-tiered structure set up under the National Organ Transplant Program (NOTP).
A website ‘www.notto.mohfw.gov.in’ with a 24×7 call centre having a toll-free helpline number (1800114770) to provide information, tele-counselling and to help in coordination for organ donation is launched.
As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, organ donation is being promoted as a “Jan Andolan” through social media.