Organ Donation Awareness at a Nursing College in Salem

Updated on Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • On 25th June 2019, Mrs Pramila Devi, Principal of Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Nursing College invited MOHAN Foundation to deliver an awareness talk on organ donation for the nursing students of the institute. Around 143 nursing students participated in the programme.

    Mr. Dileep Kumar S, a Transplant Coordinator from the Foundation began by introducing himself to the students and staff who were present. Mr. Dileep then administered a small quiz to test the knowledge of the students about organ donation and transplantation, keeping it interactive. He then began his presentation and covered the following points:

     

    • What is organ donation
    • Organs and their functions
    • What is transplant
    • Transplantation of Human Organs Act
    • What are the organs that can be donated
    • Organ donation as a life giving cause
    • Difference between natural death and brain death
    • Functions of brain stem
    • Brain death certification 
    • What, when and how of organ donation
    • How to pledge as a donor
    • Myths on organ donation
    • How to register when in need of an organ
    • How can many lives be saved through organ donation

     

    After the program students asked a few questions and shared their thoughts with Mr Dileep. After the question-answer session, Mrs. Pramila Devi thanked Mr. Dileep Kumar for delivering the awareness talk for the students of the college.

     



    Source-S Dileep Kumar
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