On 7th Feb 2021, MOHAN Foundation, in association with Transplants – Help The Poor Foundation was invited at Sindhu College, Nagpur to conduct organ donation awareness. The program was organised by NSS Unit President Mrs Mankar for teacher’s staff and NSS students of Sindhu College, Nagpur.
The program was inaugurated by Principal of Sindhu College, Mrs Mankar President of NSS Unit and Ms Prarthana Dwivedi (Transplant Coordinator of MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur) All the arrangements and crowd management was done by the NSS Unit of Sindhu College.
Ms Prarthana introduced MOHAN Foundation and about its activities. She also shared information about the concepts and process of organ donation, organs and tissues that can be donated and the need for spreading awareness about organ donation. She then went on to discuss some of the common myths that deter the public from committing to the cause of organ donation and debunked them.
Ms Prarthana also explained the types of death viz. Cardiac and Brain Death. She then explained the organs and tissues that can be donated in both types of Death. She also described that tissue donation (skin & eyes) can take place even at home which caught attention of the students. She also discussed about Organ Donations that can happen when a person is declared Brain Dead. She spoke about the number of lives that can be saved by sharing few examples of successful transplant stories. She also told the audience to take help of Organ Donation Helpline No 1800 103 7100 of MOHAN Foundation.
About 120 teachers and students attended the session. We thank Principle of Sindhu College Nagpur for inviting us and supporting the cause of Organ.