On February 8, 2022, MOHAN Foundation was invited to deliver an online organ donation awareness session for NSS students and faculty of Galgotias University, Greater Noida. Dr. Niranjan Kaushik, Programme Officer NSS GU, organized the special session.
This is the second time Galgotias University hosted a talk on organ donation. The first on September 7, 2018 for nursing students from the Department of Nursing was a big success and received a lot of positive feedback.
Dr. Niranjan Kaushik welcomed all the attendees at the start of the session, and Prof. P K Sharma, Pro Vice Chancellor, gave a discourse on donation before welcoming Chief Guest, Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi, Programme Manager, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi, who gave a brief introduction to the session's topic. Devesh Kumar, a pharmacy student was the announcer for the session.
Dr. Muneet used a simple PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the fundamentals of organ donation and transplantation. The following topics were explained in detail:
A small film was also played to the audience in order to clarify the term "brain death" and to distinguish between coma and brain death. During the lecture, the audience was engaged and asked questions.
Dr. Muneet also went over the procedure for donating an eye. She explained to the audience that eye donation is a simple procedure that can even be done at home. She encouraged the participants to start by encouraging eye donation in their own communities. She also discussed the significance of the Donor Card. If a donor card is found on a probable brain-dead individual, she said, it serves as an icebreaker for clinicians to have a conversation with their relatives about organ donation. She told the audience that the donor card should be carried at all times since it serves as identification and demonstrates a person's wish to donate organs after death.
Dr. Niranjan Kaushik gave the vote of thanks at the end.
Feedback from the audience:
One of the students recited a poem on organ donation: -
“Aang Daan hi hai jan abhiyaan isliye karo ye nek kaam
Andhvishvaas ka tyag karo, Angdaan ka prayas karo
Swarg main chahiye sthan kijiye Angdaan”|
Close to 63 participants attended the session.