Awareness Session on Organ Donation at Guru Nanak National College, Nakodar, Jalandhar - Session 2

Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • On 18th March 2019, MOHAN Foundation was invited by the Principal Dr. Jaspal Singh of Guru Nanak National College, Nakodar, Jalandhar to conduct an awareness talk on organ donation for their B.Com, B.C.A, M.SB (First and second year) students. Around 25 students and one teacher participated in the program.

    Principal addressed the gathering and gave a brief introduction on organ donation to the participants.

    Firstly, Dr. Shilpa introduced herself to the students and started asking students that which organs can be donated while living? Most of the students were aware about kidney transplant.

    Participants were given an introduction and presentation on organ donation and brain death by Dr. Shilpa.

    In this talk she explained the following points: -

    • Organ donation types and who can be a donor
    • The status of Organ Donation in India and their requirements vs donation rates
    • She challenged 5 myths with 5 facts on Organ Donation
    • Difference between natural death and brain death
    • Age is not a constraint in donating their organs.
    • Real life stories of an organ transplant being shared with the participants
    • Importance of Donor card
    • To pledge their organs they can register at MOHAN Foundation
    • MOHAN Foundation mission & vision

    The entire group got motivated and convinced to support organ donation.

    The awareness talk ended with a vote of thanks by the Principal. He encouraged the students to aware the society about organ donation and also how transplant can change lives are extremely powerful. He ended up saying donate organs is a generous and a worthwhile decision that can save lives.

    Source-Ms. Neha Sharma
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