Awareness Talk on Organ Donation at Maharshi Dayanand College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai

Updated on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • On 2nd July 2016, MOHAN Foundation Mumbai conducted an awareness session for the students and teachers at Maharshi Dayanand College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Parel.


    Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation began the session, explaining on what is Organ Donation, and how the Corneas are retrieved. Then  Mrs Jaya Jairam spoke on the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation mainly focusing on the need for organs, India’s organ donation rate, brain stem death, how to diagnose, certify and who can certify, cornea donation, cultural and religious barriers, THO Act and myths related to organ donation.


    Jaya presented the demand and supply gap of organs in our country, which justifies the question, why there is a need to donate organs. The students were told, who all can become organ donors and how and what all organs they can donate.


    The talk also focused on the low organ donation rate of our country (0.50 pmp) which is even less than 1 person per million population. Myths related to organ donation were also clarified.


    About 150 college students and faculty attended the program and donor cards and information brochures were distributed.


    We wish to convey our sincerest thanks to Mrs. Thankam P. Ghule (Principal) of Maharshi Dayanand College of Arts, Science & Commerce, the Event Organizers Mr. Nikam (Teacher) and Mr. Shubham Patkar (Lead Student Organizer) for their kind support in organizing this awareness session and also thank all the students for their interest and enthusiasm in making this program a grand success.

    Source-Mrs. Preema Chohan
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