On 16th August 2019, MOHAN Foundation Mumbai was invited by B.J. Medical College and Sasoon Hospital Blood Bank, Pune to conduct an awareness talk for all fraternity about organ donation.
Mr. Arun Londhe introduced MOHAN Foundation as an NGO working passionately for the cause of deceased organ donation over the 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 Stem 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 20 members attended the program and information brochures were distributed. Questions such as what is coma and how it is different from brain death were asked. Mr. Akash Salve answered all their queries. About 15 members of the Blood Bank staff pledged.
We are very grateful to Mr. Yogendra Todkari (Branch Manager, Geodis Pune) Mr. Arun Lodhe and other staff members of Blood Bank Unit.