Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
25-November-2014 13:49 IST
National Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO)

The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) has been set up in New Delhi. It has become partially functional. It will result in ensuring increased availability of organs/tissues retrieved from deceased donors and help save lives of many persons suffering from end stage organ failure.

Since health is a State subject, the Government of India will provide support to States under the National Organ Transplant Programme to set up Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations/State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations. It is envisaged that all new AIIMS like institutions including the one at Bhubaneswar would eventually have such a facility.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.