Organ donation awareness for drivers at transport office, Nagpur

Updated on Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • On 21 March 2017, MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness session on organ donation for drivers who apply for vehicles registration and driving license. This was done at the invitation by Mr. Sharad Jighkar, Regional Transport Officer, Giripeth, Nagpur.

    Mr. Bulu Behera, transplant coordinator of MOHAN Foundation at Nagpur delivered a talk on Organ Donation. In his talk he explained the following points:-

    • What is Organ Donation and the Law?
    • Who can donate organs?
    • Types of organ donation.
    • Brain Death Natural Death and Coma.
    • Myths related to Organ donation.
    • Deceased donation cases in Nagpur.
    • Kidney transplant hospitals in Nagpur.
    • Importance of Donor card, Helpline number and website.

    It was a very interactive session. 20 drivers were present at the talk. 5 drivers signed consent form and took donor card.

     The drivers asked the following questions:-

    1) How many kidney transplant centers in Nagpur?

    2) Is there any Government provision for kidney transplant?

    3) What is the process for body donation?

    Source-Bulu Behera
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