Organ Donation Awareness Programme at JSS Nursing College, Mysore

Updated on Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • On 2nd May 2012, MOHAN Foundation Bangalore organized an orientation programme on the topic “Organ Donation and Role of Nurses” for the final year B.Sc nursing students at JSS Nursing College, Mysore. The programme was designed to provide the right knowledge and to develop the right attitude among the budding nursing professionals, who plays an integral role in any successful organ donation programme. The Project Manager of MOHAN Foundation Bangalore, Mr.Bino James addressed the students and explained to them the various concepts related to deceased organ donation and the role of nurses.


    The main topics discussed during the programme were:

    •   Types of Organ Donation - Live and Deceased Donation
    •   Brain Death- how it’s different from natural death and coma
    •   Organs that can be donated after brain death and natural death
    •   Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 and Rules related to declaration of brain death
    •   Introduction to the diagnosis and maintenance of a brain dead organ donor
    •   Statistics on the deceased organ donation programme in India and the need for accelerated efforts to strengthen the programme
    •   Activities of MOHAN Foundation across the country to strengthen the Deceased Organ Donation programme
    •   Information on various helplines in the state for Eye, Body and Organ Donation.


    The interactive session helped the students to clarify their doubts and better understand the concept of deceased organ donation. 

    Source-Mr. Bino James
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