The Chairman of the Inner Wheel Club District 317, Mrs. Ratna Behere, has initiated a pan-district Organ Donation Awareness initiative called Chirantan. As part of this, Mrs. Urmi Sherigar of Inner Wheel, Belgaum invited MOHAN Foundation to conduct an interactive session, on 2nd July 2021. The session was attended by 75 members from 59 Clubs of the district. The areas covered by District 317 are Goa, Northern Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra.
MOHAN Foundation was represented by Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer) and Mrs. Sheetal Mundada (Transplant Coordinator, Belgavi). District Secretary Mrs. Utkarsha Patil welcomed everyone to the meeting. This was followed by an introduction to the topic by District Chairperson Mrs. Ratna Behere. Dr. Hemal Kanvinde introduced the work of MOHAN Foundation. She then explained the importance and need for donation, when and who can become donors, brain stem death, circulatory death, the law on organ donation and transplantation and Importance of a donor card.
Mrs. Sheetal Mundada described the donation process using a case study from Dharwad. The importance of having a grief counselor to speak to the family was highlighted thorough this case.
During the interaction, the audience raised the following questions:
MOHAN Foundation thanks the District 317 of the Inner Wheel Club for choosing to support this life-saving cause and the organizing committee for their help.