Awareness Session on Organ Donation at Kalyani Kidney Care Centre, Erode

Updated on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  • On 8th August, 2013 an awareness session on organ donation was organized at Kalyani Kidney Care Centre, Erode. MOHAN Foundation, Chennai was invited to conduct the session. The initiative to organize the session was taken by Dr. M. Prabakaran; Urologist and Managing Director, Kalyani Kidney Centre, Erode. It was organized in association with the Rotary Club and Geethanjali School, Erode. Around 600 students attended the session.


    Mr. Ananth R, Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation, Chennai addressed the gathering and explained about the various concepts related to deceased organ donation. The interactive session helped the school children to clarify their doubts.


    The main topics discussed during the presentation were:


    • Blood Donation and its benefits
    • Types of Organ Donation - Live and Deceased Donation
    • Procedure for eye donation
    • Brain Death- how it is different from natural death and coma
    • Organs that can be donated after brain death and natural death
    • Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994
    • Statistics of donors in Tamil Nadu
    • Role of Transplant Coordinators in Hospitals
    • Activities of MOHAN Foundation across the country to strengthen the Deceased Organ Donation programme

    Source-Ananth R
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