The Indian Society of Organ Transplantation was founded at Ahmedabad by the joint efforts of senior nephrologists. The Society had been registered vide registration no Guj./2015/Ahmedabad vide letter no.SPL/R.5/1G dated 24th April 1990. The office of the Society moves along with the Hon. Secretary of the Society. The council is the administrative wing of ISOT. Indian journal of transplantation (IJT) is the official journal of ISOT.
The society aims to promote, develop and exchange scientific knowledge and technical co-operation between clinicians, scientists and others involved in the field of transplantation. It also strives to promote scientific research in various aspects of transplantation and to establish highest ethical standards in transplantation. It works to disseminate knowledge and information amongst the general public in relation to transplantation. It encourages new transplant centers in the country. One of its chief activities is to create public awareness regarding organ donation especially deceased donation and transplantation. ISOT also prints, publishes, distributes and sells books, pamphlets, pictures, periodicals, newspapers, magazines in print or electronic form or any other material concerning the specialty of organ transplantation. ISOT accepts grants, donations and endowment from the Government, Corporate Houses, public and individuals for achieving the objectives of society and institutes awards, fellowships, scholarships, grants, stipends, remuneration to the students, deserving members and the research scholars to enable them to undertake education, patient care and research in the field of transplantation. It organizes national, international, regional meeting, conferences, CME and exhibitions. It also interacts with other national and international societies, NGOs, agencies and individuals to promote the objectives of the society. It also interacts with the State and Central Government in formulating laws and policies in the field of transplantation. The website of ISOT is www.isot.co.in