MOHAN Foundation Conducts Awareness Talk on Organ Donation at Red Cross - Punjab, Chandigarh - Session 117

On June 11, 2018 MOHAN Foundation was invited by the secretary, Red Cross - Punjab, Chandigarh to conduct an awareness talk on Organ Donation for their First Aid Students at Vivekanand Bhawan, Chandigarh. Around 90 participants from various parts of Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh College Students, Patient Care Attendants, Home Nursing, Nannies and Bus Conductors participated in the program.

Mr. Santosh Kumar, State Training Supervisor addressed the gathering and gave a brief introduction on organ donation to the participants.

Ms. Aakriti Negi started asking the participants what is organ donation and has anybody ever donated blood. After that knowing the status of the participants she started her talk on Organ Donation.

Participants were given an introduction and presentation on organ donation and brain death by Ms. Aakriti Negi.

In this talk she explained the following points: -

  • Organ donation types and who can be a donor
  • The status of Organ Donation in India and their requirements vs donation rates
  • She challenged 5 myths with 5 facts on Organ Donation
  • Difference between natural death and brain death
  • Age is not a constraint in donating their organs.
  • Real life stories of an organ transplant being shared with the participants
  • Importance of Donor card
  • To pledge their organs they can register at MOHAN Foundation
  • MOHAN Foundation mission & vision

The entire group got motivated and convinced to support organ donation and they would love to share their wish with their families and also respect for the body after death.

    

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