Organ Donation

Dr. (Colonel) Avnish Seth

Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.

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Dr. (Colonel) Avnish Seth has pioneered organ donation (OD) after brain death in North India since 2006 and is spearheading the deceased organ donation program in 18 Fortis hospitals across the country as Director of Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT). Dr. Seth is a member of International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP), The Transplantation Society (TTS), Apex Technical Committee for National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) and Advisory board for MOHAN Foundation. In 2016 he led the Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) National Working Group on Organ Transplant.

16000 walked in 6 cities to promote organ donation in August 2017: seen here at Gurugram with actor Irfan Khan and RJ Khurafati Nitin

Awards/Recognition in the field of Organ and Tissue Donation

2008: Awarded the VishistSeva Medal by President of India for meritorious service to the nation beyond the call of duty. Set up the first successful deceased donor organ transplant program in North India.

2016-17: Organized Season I of ‘Fortis-NDTV More to Give’ campaign on OD. The campaign received following awards:-

2017-18: Organized Season II of‘Fortis-NDTV More to Give’ campaign on OD that received following awards:-

2018-19: Organized Season III of‘Fortis-NDTV More to Give’ campaign on OD that received the following awards:-

Landmarks in the Field of Organ Donation

International Annual Summits on Organ Donation organized at FMRI, Gurugram

Annual summits/conclaves were organized over the years. The following events, attended by faculty from Spain, Australia and UK, were co-hosted by MOHAN Foudationand endorsed by NOTTO, ISODP and ISOT:-

Invited talks and Live shows

Participated in invited talks and live shows on OD including ‘We The People’ and ‘The Buck Stops Here’ by NDTV.

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