MOHAN Foundation Delhi NCR office conducted an awareness session on Organ Donation at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Updated on Monday, January 15, 2024
  • On January 13, 2024, the MOHAN Foundation Delhi NCR team was invited to conduct an organ donation awareness session at Lady Hardinge Medical College Hospital, Nurses Hostel, Delhi. The session was attended by senior nursing officers.


    Ms. Rashmi Gaur, who is a CNE Coordinator at Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, had invited Ms. Sanya Santosh, Programme Officer, Delhi NCR, to conduct an awareness session on organ donation during the 22nd CNE Workshop from January 8, 2024, to January 15, 2024, on “Illuminating Nursing Care”: Role of Nurses in Management and Administration.


    Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital has over 300 beds and is linked with the Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi. It is a multi-specialty hospital that was founded and headed by Dr. Sheila Singh Paul, a pioneer of the field of paediatrics in India. Continuous Nursing Education (CNE) promotes the professional and personal development of nurses. According to the Indian Nursing Council's regulations, all registered nurses (RNs) and registered midwives (RMs) must participate in a professional CNE programme.


    Ms. Sanya Santosh and Ms. Simran Anand, Programme Officer, Delhi NCR, represented MOHAN Foundation (MF). Ms. Simran began the session by asking participants what they knew about organ donation. She then explained the current status of organ donation in India. She also explained the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation with the help of a PowerPoint presentation. The following topics were explained in detail:


    • What is organ donation and what’s needed in society?

    • Who can be an organ donor?

    • Explanation about live and deceased donors

    • Organs that can be donated during life and after death

    • Brain death

    • Eye donation and steps required to preserve the cornea after death.

    • Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994

    • Role of the MOHAN Foundation

    • What an individual can do to contribute to this noble cause

    • Myths and facts about organ donation

    • Differences between coma and brain death


    A short informative film on brain death was shown, and the importance of family consent in the process of organ donation was also explained in detail. Participants also shared their views about the cause.


    Over all, the session was very interactive, where participants enthusiastically contributed to the discussion and asked many queries, to name a few:


    • Is there any allocated time period for tissues within which they have to be retrieved?

    • If a family refuses organ donation, are organs retrieved against their will?



    • Are organs retrieved from unclaimed bodies? If yes, who is the authorised person who gives permission for the retrieval?


    Close to 30 participants attended the session.


    Source-Ms. Sanya Santosh
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