Awareness Programme at Chennai Police Training College

Updated on Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Temporary Police Recruit School at St. Thomas Mount invited MOHAN Foundation to conduct an awareness program on organ donation on 5th February 2019 for the cadets in the police training. Mr. Siva Shankar (Helpline Executive, MOHAN Foundation), Ms. S V Ajitha and Ms. J Keerthana (Interns from MMM College of Health Sciences) from the Foundation coordinated the programme. The session which began around 2.30 PM was attended by 250 police training cadets.


    Dr. Selva Kumar M.A., M.Phil, PhD, Assistant Commissioner of Police introduced MOHAN Foundation team to the cadets. Mr. Siva Shankar, in this talk, spoke about the concepts of organ donation, difference between coma and brain death, the organs that can be donated, the time factor in organ transplantation from a donor to a recipient, introduced the donor card, and the helpline number. He also explained the role of police in organ transplants.


    Following are a few questions that were asked


    • What is difference between natural death and brain death?
    • What are organs and tissue that could be donated after natural death?
    • How does an available organ get allocated to the appropriate patient?
    • How to register when in need of an organ?



    Around 22 cadets registered and supported organ donation by pledging their organs and receiving their donor cards. MOHAN Foundation team was felicitated to conclude the programme.

    Source-Ajitha S V
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