Organ donation awareness programme for police personnel in Madurai

Updated on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai was invited to conduct an awareness program on organ donation by Police Recruitment School (PRS), Madurai on 25th May 2017 at 2:00pm. 50 officers at the rank of Inspector, Sub-Inspector and Head constable from Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Theni and Ramanathapuram attended the programme. Mr. S. Venkatesh, Transplant Coordinator, Government Rajaji Hospital addressed the participants.


    The following concepts were explained to the participants

    • Brain death
    • Organs and tissues that can be donated – during life, after brain death, after circulatory death
    • Legal aspects of organ donation
    • Deceased organ donation – Process
    • Role of police in the medico-legal cases
    • Donor Card
    • Role of police in facilitating deceased organ donation
    • Myths and misconceptions


    After the session, all 50 police personnel expressed their support for organ donation and pledged by picking up a donor card.

    Source-Venkatesh S.
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