MOHAN Foundation conducted awareness sessions on organ donation at Traffic Police Headquarter, Todapur, New Delhi

Updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • On March 14, 2023, the MOHAN Foundation (MF) conducted a session on organ donation for the female police trainees at the Traffic Police Headquarter (TPH) in Todapur, New Delhi. These trainees were undergoing police constable (PC) final training. On March 13, 2023, Ms. Simran Anand, Program Officer, MOHAN Foundation, had met with Smt. Geeta Rani Verma, IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police-Traffic (Zone 1), Delhi Police, to discuss the possibility of conducting a session on organ donation for the police personnel. She also introduced the Foundation and its objectives and mission. Smt. Verma readily agreed for the sessions and requested Simran to coordinate with Mr. Manoj Kumar, ASI, TPH, and Todapur for the same.


    Ms. Anand was the resource person and she was accompanied by Ms. Preeti Goswami, Program Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi, NCR.


    Two sessions were conducted by the MF team; one group consisted of 100 police trainees, and another group had 75 police trainees. The objective was to create awareness about organ donation and to educate the police trainees on their role in medico-legal cases involving organ donation.


    Simran started the meeting by asking the people there what they knew about organ donation. Participants from both groups engaged in a highly interactive discussion about the topic. She explained the concept of organ donation with the help of a PowerPoint presentation. The following topics were explained in detail:


    • The importance of organ donation in society

    • When and how does organ donation take place?

    • Organs that can be donated during life and after death

    • Transplant waiting list in India

    • Brain death

    • difference between brain death and coma

    • Role of police in deceased organ donation

    • Role of the MOHAN Foundation

    • Myths and facts about organ donation

    • Eye donation

    • How to pledge for organ donation


    The participants asked many questions during the sessions. Ms. Simran and Ms. Preeti explained and answered all the queries one by one. To name a few:


    • What is the difference between a coma and brain death?

    • Is there a difference between accidental death and brain death?

    • Does organ donation mutilate the body?

    • Are the patients kept on ventilators even if the families say no to organ donation?

    • How long can organs be stored?

    • What is the time frame for transplanting organs?

    • What are the procedures for pledging organs?


    FAQs on organ donation were also distributed for all participants to better understand the concept. All the trainees appreciated the MF team for conducting the sessions. They said that the sessions were quite good and informative.


    Close to 175 police trainees attended the sessions.


    Source-Ms. Preeti Goswami
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