On 10th August 2016, MOHAN Foundation was invited by Mr. Vinay Solanki, staff member of ETG, to conduct an awareness session on organ donation.
Mrs. Jaya Jairam conducted 2 sessions and addressed around 90 employees who were made aware of who qualifies to be an organ donor and which organs and tissues can be donated depending on either cardiac death or brain stem death. Then she touched upon the Need for viable organs in India and why the country is lagging on the issue of Organ Donation.
She also clarified which Organs and tissues can be donated by a Live Donor and by a Deceased Donor. The Laws and agencies involved were briefly touched upon.
She spoke about the cultural barriers and religious beliefs relating to Organ Donation and shared the views of some of Spiritual leaders. She talked about how one could support Organ Donation by registering online, taking up Organ Advocacy and spreading awareness through social media.
The employees were given information brochures and 10 members have pledged to be an Organ Donor.
We wish to convey our sincerest thanks to Mr. Vijay Doshi, the Managing Director of ETG (Prabhadevi, Dadar) for this initiative. He led the initiative by signing up himself and appealed to his colleagues to do the same.