MOHAN Foundation, with the support of SBI Foundation is executing the“Gift Hope, Gift Life” project to support Organ Donation in India. Under this collaboration, MOHAN Foundation has set up a National Organ Donation Toll Free Helpline 1800 103 7100 which receives thousands of calls from across the country, from patients and families awaiting organ donation and from others seeking information on organ donation.
In association with SBI Foundation, MOHAN Foundation released a video in order to show how a call turned into an actual donation and six lives were saved. The incident is narrated below -
A call was received on the Helpline at about 3 pm on 20th of May 2017. Amit Shenoy, our counselor in Mumbai answers the helpline call wherein he is asked “Can you explain what brain death is?” During the counseling he realized that this is a family member of a suspected brain death case in a private hospital in Mumbai. The next question is “I hope the donated organs are not sold.” Amit gave all the information and collected the details of the patient and the caller.
Next, he got in touch with the State Government authority – ZTCC in Mumbai and also the transplant coordinator of the hospital. He confirmed that there is a brain death case. The family gave their consent to the donation and a young 19 year old lad gave life to 4 patients and sight to two.
The clear explanation of brain death and the processes involved in organ donation gave the family confidence that organ donation and allocation is done ethically and they agreed to the donation.
MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their decision to help save lives of end stage organ failure patients and is grateful to SBI Foundation for their support.