Batch 27 of Organ Donation Ambassadors complete their training

Updated on Monday, February 19, 2024
  • A group of four motivated individuals underwent  the Module 2 of the Organ Donation Ambassadors training on February 10, 2024. This 27th batch of training was conducted on a zoom platform. As part of the training, there was an interaction with experts, a Gratitude Workshop and exposure on how to reach the public. 

    The Module 2 started with a short summation of the Training and expectations by Dr Hemal Kanvinde, followed by self introduction, aspirations and feedback of Module 1 by the participants. 

    The second session was interactions with experts in the field of donation and transplantation.  The experts were: 

    Ms. Anupma Kaul, Professor, Department of Nephrology, SGPGI, Lucknow 

    Mr. Vikram Bansal, liver recipient & organ donation ambassador New Delhi  

    Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi, Programme Manager MF, Delhi NCR,

    Ms. Mayuri Ghadage, Senior transplant coordinator, DY PatIl Medical College & Research, Maharashtra and 

    Dr. Hemal Kanvinde Q&A Officer MOHAN Foundation. 


    The discussion was based on topics of organ donation from Infants, importance of conversation with families, improving donor detection systems and hospital protocols, future applications of bioengineering in artificial kidneys, compensation for victims of human trafficking for organs. The points raised were well answered by the experts. Mr Vikram Bansal also added how he prepared himself for the transplant. It was an good learning for the ambassadors. This discussion lasted for more than 1 hour. 

    The group then settled for a Gratitude Workshop conducted by Dr Muneet Kaur Sahi. She spoke of the donor family and the feelings of a recipient. She asked the candidates to write as if they have received an organ and wish to express their gratitude to the donor families. The trainees read out their letters, Dr Muneet commented on them. It was an emotional session for all the candidates.

    The last session was on ways to create awareness on organ donation. This session was conducted by Dr Hemal Kanvinde, wherein she showed the different modes of creating awareness, from basic talks and rallies to conferences and using online platform and using art and local culture to get the message across. 

    The Ambassadors were thankful for the session and promised to start their activities, They also expressed their wish to be linked with other ambassadors.

    Source-Dr Hemal Kanvinde
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