Organ donation awareness session for the Staff nurses of Government Medical College, Trivandrum

Updated on Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • On 1st November, 2013 an awareness session on deceased donor organ transplantation programme was organized for the nursing staff from Government Medical College Hospital Trivandrum (GMCT). The programme held at seminar hall of GMCT.


    Dr. Noble Gracious, Nodal officer, Mrithasanjeevani, Government of Kerala gave an introduction on deceased donor organ transplantation programme in Kerala. It was followed by a session conducted by  Mr. Aneesh P V. Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation deputed to Kerala. Using a powerpoint presentation he explained the Concept of Organ Donation. In his talk he covered following topics: importance of organ donation, types of donations – live and deceased donation; difference between coma, cardiac death and brain death, organs that can be donated, preservation time of organs, Donor card, KNOS website, role of nurses in brain death donation.


    There were totally 48 staff nurses, 1 head nurse, 2 nursing superintendent, and nursing officer participated in the session. All the participants picked the donor card.  

    Source-Mr. Aneesh P V
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