On 16th Aug 2021, Dr Jimmy Gupta conducted sensitization program on Organ Donation for the students of Dr. M S Gosavi College of Physiotherapy and Health Care Management, Nashik as a part of World Organ Donation Week Celebration, Prof. Vishakha introduced Dr Jimmy to the participants.
Dr Jimmy introduced MOHAN Foundation its Mission, Vision and then she explained the concept of organ and tissue donation. Then she explained types of death i.e. cardiac death, brain death. She also explained in detail about brain death declaration through Apnoea test and procedure of deceased organ donation and live organ donation. She elaborated procedure of skin, eye and bone donation to the paramedic students.
After that Dr Jimmy explained Barriers of organ donation i.e. myths and facts related to Organ Donation and how it impacts on Organ Donation. She also explained about the Donor Card and how one can become an Organ Donor and elaborated the volunteering training activities conducted by MOHAN Foundation for volunteers interested to support the noble cause of organ donation. Dr Jimmy answered all the queries of the participants promptly
Dr Jimmy spoke thereafter, inviting the participants to join MOHAN Foundation's internship and volunteering program. Details of Organ Donation Helpline No 1800 103 7100 was also shared. Online link to the donor card was shared in order to enable the public to take pledge. About 65 participants attended session & pledged online to become Organ Donor. Lastly Dr Basavaraj Chandu gave vote of thanks to Dr Jimmy for conducting the valuable session.
We would like to thank Dr Basavaraj Chandu, Principal of Dr M S Gosavi College of Physiotherapy, Nashik for inviting us and supporting the cause of Organ Donation.