Awareness Session on Organ Donation Conducted for the Members of CII Young Indians, Delhi Dynamic Round Table 157 & Ladies Circle 121, Delhi

On August 8, 2021, MOHAN Foundation was invited to conduct an awareness session on organ donation for the members of CII Young Indians, Round Table 157 & Ladies Circle 121, Delhi. The session was organized through an initiative by Mr. Vachan Aggarwal, Co-Chair, Gift an organ, Delhi chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Yi (Young Indians). CII Yi is partnering with MOHAN Foundation to take forward the cause of organ donation. Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation-Delhi NCR was the speaker.


Mr. Vachan welcomed all the participants and invited Ms. Pallavi Kumar to begin the session. She started by asking the audience “Why should we talk about organ donation?” to gauge the understanding of organ donation among the audience. Ms. Pallavi explained the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation with the help of a PowerPoint presentation. The following topics were explained in detail:

  • Organ donation and its need in the society
  • When and how does organ donation take place
  • Organs that can be donated during life and after death
  • Transplant waiting list in India
  • Brain death
  • Difference between brain death and coma
  • Role of MOHAN Foundation
  • Myths and Facts about organ donation
  • Eye donation


Ms. Pallavi talked about the importance of family consent in the process of organ donation. She also informed the audience about the central government’s effort to include the organ donation clause in the Driving License.


The session was very interactive where participants enthusiastically contributed to the discussion and asked many queries. To name a few:

  • How can the youth help in campaign towards organ pledge?
  • Brain death VS death, what is the technical difference?
  • SOP that one needs to follow in case someone wants to pledge his organ or someone wants an organ?
  • As per statistical data people in the north are averse to idea of donating organs than what we see in the south. What is the main reason?
  • Is it the doctors or the judiciary? What is the main reason why organ donation is not possible even when people are willing to donate?
  • What other websites are available apart from MOHAN Foundation, where someone can visit and pledge his organs?


At the end of the session, brain death movie was shown to give clarity on the difference between brain death and coma.  Ms. Pallavi also explained the importance of eye donation and the whole process of eye donation. She motivated the audience to pledge for eye donation and explained how one could pledge to be an organ donor. 


The participants were highly motivated by the session. Mr. Vachan shared with the participants that he pledged his organs after attending the first session which was led by Ms. Pallavi. He encouraged the audience to pledge their organs on a special day-“Organ Donation Day” on August 13, 2021.


The session was attended by 22 participants.


Feedback from the audience:

  • Thank you for the session. It was an eye-opener. After this session, I will talk with my family about organ donation.
  • Brilliant session. Thank you so much for your inputs.
  • Very informative session.

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