On 22nd April 2019,Somaiya Nursing College, Sion, Mumbai invited MOHAN Foundation to conduct a Angels of Change volunteering training workshop for about 42 nursing 4th year students with the help of Vice principal Mrs Jayshree Rajesh Salvi.
The Angel of Change Workshop started at 10am in the morning and Vice Principal Mrs Jayshree Rajesh Salvi madam introduced Dr. Jimmy Gupta and Mrs. Jaya Jairam to the students as resource person for conducting the Angel of Change workshop.
Mrs. Jaya Jairam started the session by introducing MOHAN Foundation, its mission, vision and philanthropy. She then familiarized students about the workshop they are going to attend and discussed what expectancy of students is in this particular cause of organ donation. Also she informed the ways students can collaborate to support this noble cause of organ donation.
Mrs. Jaya Jairam also took the second session of Mind Mapping Activity and told students to discuss all the positive and negative thoughts coming in their mind related to organ donation. Through this activity the doubts in students just popped out in simple manner & they could also share the things which they usually hesitate to ask.
Next session was held by Dr. Jimmy about the concepts of Organ and tissue donation. She explained the types of death viz. Cardiac and Brain Death and the organs and tissues that can be donated. She elaborated the procedure about bone donation which was new topic for the students. She also described that tissue donation (skin & eyes) can happen even at home which caught attention of the crowd and everybody started asking queries related to tissue donation which were answered promptly. She also discussed about Organ Donations that can happen in case of Brain Dead case and number of lives that can be saved by giving the examples of successful transplant stories articles and news about green corridor which was somewhat familiar to the students. Then Mrs.Jaya Jairam discussed about the religious barrier and myths related to organ donation.
As the students got aware about the whole process of organ donation we proceeded towards the activity of writing a thank you letter keeping the emotions felt by donors when they receive organs & live their second life. Many students participated in this activity and wrote very heart touching letters which were narrated later. After the short lunch break groups were made to do activities in they have to enact in different roles given and arrange in proper sequence so that they can understand the flow-process of organ donation in any situation given.Dr Jimmy lastly showed few heart touching videos about organ donation to the students so they can empathize the power of organ donation. Also they were invited to speak about the whole process of organ donation & feedback about the workshop. About 42 students attended the workshop & about 35students took pledge.
We thank all dignitaries including Principal Mrs Avani Oke and Vice Principal Mrs Jayshree Rajesh Salvi for inviting us and giving us the opportunity to conduct ‘Angel of Change’ Workshop on organ donation for students.