On September 7, 2019, MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness talk on organ donation at National College of Nursing, Barwala, Hisar, Haryana, as part of a one day long workshop on organ donation. Eminent speakers from MOHAN Foundation, SOTTO, PGIMS (Rohtak), Sarvodya Multispeciality & Cancer Hospital and CMC Hospital, Hisar, were invited to deliver talks on different aspects of organ donation. The workshop was organized by Professor Subha Kumar (Principal, National College of Nursing, Hisar) as a standalone event, as mandated by the nursing curriculum for undergraduate and post graduate nursing courses. Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi was the speaker at the session. She was accompanied by Dr. Pallavi Rekhi.
National College of Nursing was started in the year 2008 under the S.D Educational society with an aim to provide quality nursing education and prepare nurses with the highest level of education and practice. The college is recognized by the government of Haryana, Haryana Nursing Council, approved by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi and is affiliated to Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
The session began with Dr. Muneet introducing MOHAN Foundation and its activities to the participants. She also requested the participants to make the session interactive by asking questions since the topic is part of their curriculum. She then asked the group to illuminate the reasons as to why people donate. One of the participants then got up and said that people donate out of altruism – selfless act without expectation. This set the pace for the session.
She, then explained the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation with the help of a simple, easily comprehensible PowerPoint presentation. When speaking on the subject of brain death, a short video was shown for better understanding and clarity and how it is different from coma.
Further, myths related to organ donation with their corresponding reality check were also discussed and a few other videos from the donor’s and recipient’s perspective towards organ donation were shown.
Close to 325 nursing students from different colleges in and around Hisar, attended the session.