On 25th November 2021, MOHAN Foundation in association with Transplants – Help The Poor Foundation was invited by Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) In-charge Mr. Ashok Patil for conducting organ donation awareness session & explain the process of organ donation.
Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi introduced about MOHAN Foundation missions and objectives. She asked MSF officials present during the session that what comes in your mind when they think about organ donation. The responses were mixed positive as well as negative.
Then she explained the concept of organ donation in depth. She also discussed types of death viz. brain death & circulatory death. The types of organs and tissues that can be donated after circulatory death as well as after brain death, the concept of brain death. She also explained the difference between brain death and coma. Various myths and facts about organ donation were discussed. Also, information about organ allocation and distribution were shared. Toll-Free Number of MOHAN Foundation was also introduced.
Ms. Prarthana also elaborated the legal aspects, the actual role of police when MLC Brain death case comes. She told them as those organs have less time so approval should be made as early as they can and donor family should not wait for the NOC from other police station.
Around 62 MSF staff attended the session and about 35 pledged to become organ donors. Some queries were asked which was answered promptly by Ms. Prarthana. We would like to thank Mr. Ashok Patil for inviting us and giving us the opportunity thereby supporting the cause of organ donation.