MOHAN Foundation conducts a seminar on Organ Donation at Thiruthangal Nadar College, Selavayal, Chennai

Updated on Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • MOHAN Foundation was invited by Thiruthangal Nadar College on September 14, 2018 to conduct a seminar for its students on organ donation. The program began at 11:15 am at the Menammal Trust conference hall located within the college premises. The program started with a prayer followed by Mr. Vasantha Jayaseelan (HOD, Department of Social work) welcoming the audience. Dr. K.C Lalithambika (Vice Principal) introduced MOHAN Foundation and Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer) of MOHAN Foundation to the students. The Vice Principal also honored Dr. Hemal by presenting a memento.

    Following the inauguration, the session on organ donation began. Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Mr. T. S. Siva Shankar (Helpline Executive, MOHAN Foundation), Mr. Amal Antony Augustian and Ms. Hepzibah Synthia David (Interns from Madras Medical Mission) were the resource people. Dr. Hemal spoke on the following topics:

    • Introduction to MOHAN Foundation and its activities
    • Organ donation and transplantation
    • Organs and tissues that can be donated
    • Organs and their functions
    • Types of donors
    • Organs that can be donated by a live and deceased donor
    • Age criteria for organ donation
    • Importance of being a donor


    Dr. Hemal then organized a role play activity for the students, illustrating the role of stakeholders involved at every point during the organ donation process. Videos related to organ donation were played by Mr. Siva Shankar. To conclude the session, a vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Saradha Devi (Counselor). MOHAN Foundation thanks Thiruthangal Nadar College, its faculty and students for supporting this social cause.

    Source-Amal Antony Augustian
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