On 10th July 2019, MOHAN Foundation Mumbai was invited by B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital Blood Bank Pune, for conducting an awareness talk for all fraternity about organ donation.
Mr. Sharad Desale (Medical Social Worker)) introduced MOHAN Foundation as an NGO working passionately for deceased organ donation past 21 years.
Mr. Akash Salve thereafter took the dais and explained that MOHAN Foundation is an acronym for “Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network”. He shared its mission and objectives and then started explaining about what organ donation is, when, who, why and how it can be done. He also explained the THOA act 2011 related to organ Donation.
He then explained about Brain Steam Death, how to diagnose and certify and who is authorized to certify. He also explained about the religious barrier and myths related to organ donation.
About 30 members attended the program and were distributed information brochures. Questions such as what is coma and how it is different from brain death were asked. Mr. Akash Salve answered all their queries. About 25 member of the Blood Bank staff took Pledge.
We are very grateful to Mr. Sharad Desale (Medical Social Worker), Mr. Arun Barde (Medical Social Worker) and other staff members of Blood Bank Unit.