MOHAN Foundation conducted an organ donation awareness programme for the Transgender (Trans*) community from Born2Win Social Welfare Trust on 25th May 2020 in Chennai. Mr. Siva Shankar T S and Dr. Sumana Navin conducted the session online via Zoom web conferencing platform. A total of 10 Trans* women attended the session. Ms. Divya. S. Sarathy, Trustee, Born2Win Social Welfare Trust said that all of them went back with a better understanding of what organ donation was and the role they could play in this ecosystem as a potential organ donor. Born2Win Social Welfare Trust is a Transgender person led organization that works towards the empowerment of members of the Transgender community in Tamil Nadu. It does this through creating positive role models within the community and by facilitating education & employment opportunities for them.
Mr. Siva Shankar started by explaining the need for organ donation in society and the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation. He explained the following in detail:
The talk was followed by a Question & Answer session. Some of the thought-provoking questions that were asked during the session were:
MOHAN Foundation would like to thank Ms. Swetha Sudhakar, Director, Born2Win Social Welfare Trust and Ms. Divya. S. Sarathy for organising and moderating the session.