Organ donation awareness talk at Virohan Institute of Health & Management Sciences

Updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur was invited by Mr. Devendraa Kawdkar, Manager (Business Development) of Virohan Institute of Health & Management Sciences, Trimurti Nagar, Nagpur on 11 August 2018 to give a talk on organ donation awareness.  

    Mr. Bulu Behera. Transplant Coordinator of MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur gave a presentation on the Organ, Tissue and Body donation. He said man is endowed to serve mankind while living  and after death. Inspite of great progress done by the country there is a deficiency of blood in blood banks, not enough corneas are available in the eye banks and there is also huge requirement of life saving organs such as kidneys, liver. heart, etc. He said organs can be donated by living donors, but what is more relevant are several organs and tissues can be donated after death, more specifically after brain death. He explained ‘brain death’ and said such person can help save lives of about 8 people besides donating tissues such as a pair of eyes and skin. He told the audience that Nagpur is fortunate to have a Skin Bank. He emphasized cornea/eyes and skin can be donated after natural death as well as brain death. He explained in details as follows.

    • Types of organ donation types and who can be a donor.
    • The status of Organ Donation in India and their requirement Vs donation rates
    • He spoke about the myths surrounding organ donation which should be a matter of the past.
    • Difference between natural death and brain death
    • Age is not a constraint in donating their organs.
    • Importance of donor card
    • To pledge their organs they can register at MOHAN Foundation
    • Request to use MOHAN Foundation website and helpline number

    Few questions asked by the participants

    v  Can a person donate kidney after brain death?

    v  What is the difference between coma and brain death?

    v  What is process for body donation?

    All the questions were answered and most of the participants picked up pamphlets and consent form which would be submitted by the office bearers to the MOHAN Foundation. 5 participants took donor cards of the 72 students and staff present at the session. In the end they showed interest and said they would like to do more programs with MOHAN Foundation.

    Source-Bulu Behera
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