Awareness Programme on Organ Donation at Yes Bank, Kilpauk Branch

Updated on Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • On 21st December 2018, MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness programme on organ donation for the Yes Bank employees of the Kilpauk branch. The session which began around 5.30 PM was attended by 25 staff members of the branch. The talk was given by Mr. T S Siva Shankar, who was assisted by four interns of MOHAN Foundation. The team was welcomed by the Bank Manager. Mr. Siva Shankar introduced the team to them and introduced MOHAN Foundation, its mission and objectives and explained the purpose of the awareness talk.  He then proceeded to explain, in simple language, about different organs, their functions and later spoke on the subject of brain death, the causes of it, how organs can be donated, the legalities involved, etc.

    He also briefed about the organs that can be donated, the time factor regarding organ transplantation from a donor to a recipient, introduced the donor card, the helpline number and shared a few donor stories.

    The talk was well received and attended by the staff of the bank. The following were a few questions that were asked:

    • Is organ donation legal?
    • What are the organs that could be donated?
    • How to register when in need of an organ?
    • Family’s involvement and consent in the donation process

    Nine staff registered their names as organ donors and received their donor cards. MOHAN Foundation thanks Yes Bank for the opportunity.

    Source-Albin Augustin
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