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 staff 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 the organ transplant.
Following are a few questions that were asked
Around 22 cadets registered and supported organ donation by pledging their organs and receiving their donor cards. MOHAN Foundation staff was felicitated to conclude the programme.