MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur was invited by Mr. Manoj Lunawat Secretary of Nava Yuvak Sarafa Association, Sarafa Bazaar Itwari, Nagpur to give a talk on organ donation awareness. The talk was held at Khandalwar Bhavan, Nagpur on 3 August 2018. Mr. Manoj Lunawat, Mr. Vishal Parekh President and Mr. Manosh Dange Vice-president of the association along with 82 members of the association were present on the occasion.
Dr. Ravi Wankhede Director of MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur gave a Presentation on the Organ, Tissue and Body donation. He said man is endowed to serve mankind while and after living. Inspite of great progress done by the country there is a deficiency of blood in blood banks, not enough corneas are available in the eye banks and there is also huge requirement of life saving organs such as kidneys, liver, heart, etc. He said organs can be donated by living donors, but what is more relevant is that several organs and tissues can be donated after death, more specifically after brain death. He explained ‘brain death’ and said such person can help save lives of about 8 people besides donating tissues such as a pair of eyes and skin. He told the audience that Nagpur is fortunate to have a Skin Bank. He emphasized eyes and skin can be donated after natural death as well as brain death. He explained in details as follows.
Few questions asked by the participants
v Any age limit about organ donation?
v What is body donation processes?
v After Natural death what is the time duration of tissue donation?
All the questions were answered and most of the participants picked up pamphlets and consent form which would be submitted by the office bearers to the MOHAN Foundation. 3 participants took donor cards. In the end they showed interest and said they would like to do more programs with MOHAN Foundation.