Chennai Metro Rail staff learns about Organ Donation

Updated on Monday, January 14, 2019
  • MOHAN Foundation was invited to conduct an awareness program on organ donation for the staff of Chennai Metro Rail Limited on 12th January 2018 at 11 AM. Dr. Hemal Kanvinde - Quality Assurance Officer and Mr. Siva Shankar T S - Helpline Executive were present to conduct the session. Mrs. Sujatha Jayaraj – Director Finance, Mr. Rajeev Narayan Dwivedi – Director Projects, Mr. L. Narasim Prasad – Director Systems and Operations, Mr. T. P. Vinod Kumar – Joint General Manager HR and Mr. S. Raghuraman – Assistant Manager HR were present during the session.

    The session began with green ribbons and information brochures being distributed to the participants. Mr. S. Raghuraman introduced the MOHAN Foundation staff to the participants and the concept of organ donation was explained by Mr. Siva Shankar. In order to make the session interactive, he asked the participants a few questions that included:

    • What are the organs that could be donated?
    • What are some films where organ donation is featured?

    Activities and the history of MOHAN Foundation were explained briefly. The following topics were covered in detail:

    • Types of donors
    • Organ donation after cardiac death and brain death
    • Brain death and its causes
    • Functions of brain stem
    • Misconceptions on organ donations
    • Donor card and helpline number

    The session went on for about 50 minutes followed by a Q&A session. A few questions that were asked:

    • Does organ donation happen at home or hospital?
    • Can NGO or government start the opt-out system in Tamil Nadu?

    Dr. Hemal Kanvinde answered these questions elaborately. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Mr. T.P. Vinod Kumar. 5 participants registered as organ donors out of the 25 who attended the session. Mr. Narasim Prasad requested MOHAN Foundation to organise similar programmes at the stations of Chennai Metro Rail.

    MOHAN Foundation is thankful to Chennai Metro Rail for supporting the noble cause of organ donation.

    Source-Siva Shankar T S
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