Online Awareness Session on Organ Donation Conducted for the Students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector-26, Chandigarh

Updated on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • On 27th November 2020, MOHAN Foundation was invited to conduct an online awareness session on organ donation for the NSS students of SGGS College to mark the celebrations of Indian Organ Donation Day.

    Mr. Sudhir Dewan, Honorary Director, and Ms. Neha Sharma Katoch, Program Officer of MOHAN Foundation, Chandigarh were invited as speakers for the topic of ”Organ Donation - Gift of Life.” to create awareness on organ donation & to mark the celebrations of Indian Organ Donation Day.

    At the beginning of the session, Dr. Rohit Sharma, Program Officer welcomed all the participants and gave a brief introduction on organ donation.

    Following that, Ms. Manbir Kaur Dhaliwal, NSS Program Officer gave her address and then invited Mr. Sudhir Dewan to begin the session.

    Firstly, Mr. Sudhir Dewan introduced himself to the students and spoke a few words about organ donation.

    After that, the participants were given a PowerPoint presentation on organ donation and brain death by Ms. Neha Sharma Katoch.

    In this talk, she explained the following points: -

    • Organ donation types and who can be a donor?
    • The status of organ donation in India and their requirements vs donation rates
    • 5 myths with 5 facts on organ donation
    • Difference between natural death and brain death
    • Age is not a constraint to organ donation.
    • Real-life stories of an organ transplant recipient
    • Importance of the donor card
    • To pledge their organs, they can register at MOHAN Foundation website
    • MOHAN Foundation’s mission & vision

    The awareness talk ended with a vote of thanks by the NSS Program Officer, Ms. Manbir Kaur Dhaliwal. She encouraged the students to aware the society about organ donation and also how transplants can change lives as extremely powerful. She ended up by saying that donating organs is a generous and worthwhile decision that can save lives. The session went on for 50 minutes and close to 100 participants attended the session.

    Source-Ms. Neha Sharma Katoch
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