On June 28, 2022, the MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness session at Manohar Chowdhry & Associates a Chartered Accountancy firm. Around 37 employees attended the session.
Interns Divya Shanthi and Sweetlyn of MMM College of Health Sciences distributed information brochures and green ribbons as a welcome. Ms T. Sandhyaarti, Partner of the company welcomed the team of MOHAN Foundation. Organ Donation Ambassador Nithya Krishnamurthy presented an overview of organ donation, types of donations, statistics on organ donation rates in India and explained the concept of brain death. Nithya also went over how to register as an organ donor and presented myths versus the reality of organ donation to clear up any misconceptions. A video testimony from a heart recipient was also played to emphasize the impact one organ donor can have.
Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Quality Assurance Officer, then comprehensively answered many questions from the audience. The audience was very engaged and requested clarification on the timeline of organ retrieval and return of the body to the family, whether those under 18 could sign up to be organ donors. The audience was also curious as to whether the Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994 had been amended or updated in Tamil Nadu. Employees took down notes and 10 of them picked up donor cards for themselves and their family members.
The MOHAN Foundation thanks Manohar Chowdhry & Associates for hosting us and for engaging in a discussion about organ donation.