On February 18, 2020, MOHAN Foundation was invited to conduct an awareness session on organ donation for the employees of Embee Road Services Pvt Ltd in Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Delhi. The session was organized through an initiative by Dr. Shefali Sood w/o Mr. Nishit Sood, Chair of the Delhi chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Yi (Young Indians). CII Yi is partnering with MF to take forward the cause of organ donation. Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi was the resource person and Ms. Preeti Goswami accompanied her.
Embee Road Services Pvt Ltd was founded in 1976 from a small office in Mumbai, and has now transformed into a leading transport company in India having a network of approximately 60+ branches across the country. With 40 associates spread all over the country, Embee endeavor to serve its customers with unparalleled speed, safety and service, which is also the motto of the company.
The session began with screening of the movie, ‘Donate organs and save lives’. The movies’ message set the pace for the session as participants connected with it. Dr. Muneet then spoke about her association with MOHAN Foundation and its role in creating awareness in the field of organ donation since 1997. The participants were asked if they had heard about organ donation and also inquired if any one amongst them and in their families had signed up to be an organ donor. Most of the participants raised their hands in affirmation of having heard about organ donation.
She then explained the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation with the help of a simple powerpoint presentation. The following topics were explained in detail:
While on the subject of brain death, a movie was shown to give clarity on the difference between brain death and coma. Myths and facts on organ donation were also discussed. One of the myths that if one donates organs in this birth then you will be born without them in the next birth, to this one of the participants replied that organ donation is an act of altruism and after death the body is going to be burnt and organs will be destroyed, so why not donate organs and save lives in this birth only.
At the end of the session, Dr. Muneet explained the importance of eye donation and the whole process of eye donation. She motivated the audience to pledge for eye donation. She also explained how one could pledge to be an organ donor.
The session went on for 1 hour and was attended by 10 participants and the same number of donor cards were picked up.