Awareness Session on Organ Donation conducted at Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

On 20th January 2024, an awareness session on Organ Donation was conducted for the Nursing Staff of Sri Venkateshwara Medical Sciences (SVIMS) at Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Prasad, Transplant Coordinator from SVIMS organised the session in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation. Dr. Bhanu Chandra, Senior Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation was the key speaker who discussed about organ donation in detail.

The following topics were addressed during the session :

  • What is organ donation? Who can donate an organ?
  • What is brain death and natural death?
  • After brain death, which organs and tissues can be donated?
  • After natural death, which tissues can be donated, and the necessary conditions?
  • What is the difference between coma and brain death?
  • Is organ donation possible if the patient is in a coma?
  • What is the criteria for living donation?
  • Information regarding body donation and eye donation
  • What are the legal and ethical implications of organ donation?
  • What does the Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994 say about organ donation?
  • Role of MOHAN Foundation in organ donation?


Around 40 nursing students attended the session and pledged for organ donation


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