On 19th April 2017, MOHAN Foundation was invited by GIANTS Group of Kalyan Metro for conducting an awareness session on organ donation at D.S.D School, Kalyan, for its faculty members.
Mrs. Jaya Jairam began the session with an introduction to MOHAN Foundation, its mission and its activities. She then went on to cover the following topics - what is organ donation, why it is needed, why is the deceased organ donation rate so low in India, how can the barriers to organ donation be overcome, the myths and facts regarding the procedure and finally how one can support organ donation if they wish to.
She spoke about her own personal story of how she had to undergo a kidney transplant 7 years ago and how it motivated her to support the cause of organ donation. After listening to the story, a few of the teachers became emotional and were moved to tears.
Lastly, she invited Mr. N. P. Iyer, Brand Ambassador of Giants International Group of Kalyan, who is one of our Life Members and Angels of Change, to speak about what inspired him to take the cause up. He shared his touching Life story of how he lost his son to Kidney failure and that made him take the resolve to save more lives through organ donation.
Many queries were asked and answered. Some of the teachers also signed up to show their support and pledged their organs.
MOHAN Foundation wishes to convey its sincerest thanks to Mr. N. P. Iyer for his efforts and contribution in this field. Furthermore, we wish to thank Dr. S. B. Sharma, the Trustees and Principal of D.S.D School, Kalyan for their initiative, help and support.