SAMSAARA - Circle of Life, Pondicherry

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization started to promote organ donation in 1997 in Chennai by philanthropists and medical professionals led by Dr. Sunil Shroff. Headquartered in Chennai, it has offices in Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh and New Delhi.

MOHAN Foundation was started by a group of like-minded and concerned medical and non-medical professionals committed to increasing the reach of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act. The Government of India passed this act in 1994 to broaden the concept of organ donation and stop commercial dealings in organs, especially kidneys. It is now possible to not only donate one's eyes, but also other vital organs like the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys. MOHAN Foundation has been working with the deceased organ donation programme since 1997. Through its efforts, there has been an increase in the number of families saying “yes” to organ donation.

In the Government General Hospital alone, MOHAN Foundation Transplant Coordinators have counseled the families of 81 brain dead patients and facilitated the retrieval of 217 organs and tissues. Overall from 2000 to 2011, MOHAN Foundation has facilitated the donation of 1800 organs and tissues in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

With the support of the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), MOHAN Foundation is conducting an Organ Donation Awareness Campaign - SAMSAARA THE CIRCLE OF LIFE on Monday 29th August 2011 between 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm at JIPMER Conference Hall, Super Specialty Block (III Floor), JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006.

CHOOSE LIFE…WITH MOHAN FOUNDATION…Organ donation is all about giving life - life that only YOU can choose to give to help the thousands of patients waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.

MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network)
Toshniwal Bidg, 3rd Floor, 267, Kilpauk Garden road, Chennai - 600 010
Ph: 044-26447000 / 9444607000
www.mohanfoundation.org