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There is a wide gap between patients who need transplants and the organs that are available in India. The Indian government has set up an apex national level organisation namely National Organs and Tissues Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) in New Delhi to promote retrieval of organs and tissues. NOTTO is a National level organization set up under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It has following two divisions:

  • National Human Organ and Tissue Removal and Storage Network
  • National Biomaterial Centre


NOTTO has a 24X7 call centre with toll free helpline number.  It also constitutes a National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Registry.​

The following activities is undertaken at National Level by NOTTO to facilitate Organ Transplantation in safest way in shortest possible time and to collect data and develop and publish National registry.

  • Lay down policy guidelines and protocols for various functions.
  • Network with similar regional and state level organizations.
  • All registry data from States and regions would be compiled and published.
  • Creating awareness, promotion of deceased organ donation and transplantation activities.
  • Co-ordination from procurement of organs and tissues to transplantation when organ is allocated outside region.
  • Dissemination of information to all concerned organizations, hospitals and individuals.
  • Monitoring of transplantation activities in the regions and States and maintaining data-bank in this regard.
  • To assist the states in data management, organ transplant surveillance & Organ transplant and Organ Donor registry.
  • Consultancy support on the legal and non-legal aspects of donation and transplantation
  • Coordinate and organize trainings for various cadre of workers