On 21ST June 2018, MOHAN Foundation Mumbai was invited by Mr. Nilesh Kadam of Apollo Hospitals, for an awareness talk on organ donation
Mr. Nilesh Kadam began with the introductions, saying that many die due to organ failure due to unavailability of life-saving organs in time and the main cause for this is lack of awareness. Two decades back, people were not aware of eye donation (Netra Daan) but over a period of time, awareness has improved due to sustained campaigns. He then introduced MOHAN Foundation to the audience and invited Ms. Jigisha Yadav to share further details.
Ms. Jigisha Yadav started by explaining to the audience that MOHAN is an acronym for “Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Networking”. She went on to share details of its missions and objectives. She then asked the audience what came to their minds when they thought of organ donation. Many came out with positive responses.
The concept of organ donation, types of death, the organs and tissues that can be donated after cardiac death and after brain death, the concept of brain death, difference between brain death and coma were all covered. Various myths and facts related to organ donation were discussed and information about organ allocation and distribution were also shared.
A few queries were raised and satisfactorily answered by Mrs. Jigisha Yadav and Mr. Nilesh Kadam. A few of them took the Pledge while others said they wished to consult their parents. They were given the option of taking the pledge online on MOHAN Foundation’s website.
We thank Mr. Nilesh Kadam for inviting us and for supporting the cause of Organ Donation.