About Us


Tamil Nadu was one of the first States to start Cadaver Transplant way back in the year 1995 after the Transplantation of Human Organs Act was passed in the year 1994. Since 2008 it has been functioning as Cadaver Transplant Program by G.O 287. It was renamed as Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN) by G.O 396 dated 12.12.2014 and was made a society in May 2015 under the Chairmanship of the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The General Body consists of 21 members including the Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Hon’ble Minister of Finance. TRANSTAN’s entire function is overseen by an Executive Committee which includes the Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Health & Family Welfare Dept.

TRANSTAN functions as Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) by Government of India (GOI) order. Chennai ROTTO includes Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep. Tamil Nadu is the most active state with regard to Deceased Donor program and has got the Best State award from National Organ Tissue and Transplant Organization (NOTTO), Delhi for the Fourth consecutive time for the year 2018.

Objectives of TRANSTAN

(as per Government Order (G.O) - 396)

  1. To work towards assisting all persons with health issues including organ and tissue failure related health problems, to overcome their ailments.
  2. To ensure that organs and tissues altruistically donated by deceased donors (Cadaver) reach those needing transplantation, in an equitable and practicable manner.
  3. To work towards maximizing the connect between suitable organs and tissues of all deceased persons and those in need of transplantation of those organs and tissues.
  4. To work towards maximizing the effectiveness of organ and tissue transplant surgeries through several measures including protocol development, research, data analysis, outcome monitoring and knowledge dissemination.
  5. To assist the State Governments, Government of India and others in the formulation of policies, procedures and establishment of regulatory frameworks for all kinds of organ and tissue transplantation including the Act, Rules and Government Orders and taking on any responsibility entrusted.
  6. To work towards networking all stakeholders in organ and tissue transplantation, including hospitals, medical personnel, organ and tissue donors, families of deceased donors, persons needing transplantation, person having been transplanted, non-governmental organizations and individuals involved and state and central government to collectively promote long, healthy and productive lives for persons with organ and tissue failures and for those with health conditions leading to it.

Functions of TRANSTAN include the following : Streamlining all procedures related to Cadaver and Living Organ Transplantation, helping hospitals identify brain stem death, distributing organs in a transparent manner, maintaining an online waitlist registry, transmitting soft skills related to donor maintenance, helping hospitals in medico legal procedures, liaising with Police in providing Green Corridor for transporting organs, compiling a state and regional database, liaising with neighbouring States in organ sharing, liaising with the Government of India on issues related to transplants.

There are 89 licensed hospitals & more than 1000 registered empanelled doctors with TRANSTAN. Tamil Nadu has the highest number of hospitals with different organ transplant teams that are licensed for organ and tissue transplantation in the country. 78 Hospitals in Tamil Nadu have registered with National Organ Tissue and Transplant Organization (NOTTO) in the year 2018.

TNOS Registry is maintained by our NGO, MOHAN FOUNDATION and is overseen and supported by TRANSTAN. Many changes have been made in TNOS Registry in the last couple of months to streamline and update the waiting list and to regulate the process of organ allocation.

One Potential Brain dead donor can save the life of 8 patients suffering from end stage organ disease and the State of Tamil Nadu is forefront in the Maximum Organ Utilization in India. The utilization of the major organs has been increasing year by year.