National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll Free Help Line

(This initiative is supported by SBI Foundation)

National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll-Free Help Line - 1800 103 7100 was initiated by MOHAN Foundation and has been functioning from 2012 onwards. The objective of this helpline is to provide service which offers information, support, guidance and referral for all those concerned with any aspect of organ donation and transplantation.

We have been able to provide this service to the public in eight languages. • English   • Hindi   • Telugu   • Tamil   • Kannada   • Malayalam   • Marathi   • Oriya

On an average we answer about 1000 calls a month. Share our National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll Free Helpline 18001037100 with your family, friends, colleagues, employees such that it reaches to the needy patients and they can contact us for more information.

Nearly 50% calls received by the helpline are in Hindi and Marathi language. 25% callers speak in English. The helpline gets more than 70% of calls during office hours. A snapshot of the call distribution is given below.



MOHAN Foundation’s National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll Free Helpline supported by SBI Foundation won the Initiative Award (under 5 Cr budget) in the Swasthya Kalyan (Health and Well-being) Category...Read More



Annual total calls to the Helpline


Language breakup of calls


Donations through the Helpline



Donations done through Helpline

Recent impactful event 1:

On 12th April 2024 around midnight Dr Hemal received a call on the helpline for a probable eye  donation. The caller was Mr Venu  and he had query about eye donation in Bengaluru. All necessary details and also tips to for a safe eye donation were provided. 

 Mr Venu discussed the eye donation with the son of the deceased  Mrs Ambuja 85 years years old. The family of one son and 5 daughters discussed among themselves and then agreed to donate their mothers eyes to give sight to two different people.

Dr Hemal then coordinated and send details of Rajkumar eye bank to the family and cornea donation was successfully concluded in the early hour of April 13, 2024.

Mrs Mrs ambuja was a lively person and lived a full life with her family. 

In an extraordinary sad instance,  Mr Venu's own mother 75 year old Lakshmi passed away the next day.  Due to the good experience of eye donation Mr Venu  called Rajkumar eye bank again 

Cornea donation of his mother was also achieved. 

Report by – Dr Hemal Kanvinde


#2:

On 24/03/2024, Mr Ganesh received a call for a possible cornea donation. The information was passed on to Dr. Bhanu Chandra of MOHAN Foundation took the case for coordination. 

Mr.Abishek Kapoor, a school van driver stated that his father has passed away and wants to donate his eyes. Dr. Bhanu Chandra explained the procedure of the eye donation to his family.

Dr. Bhanu coordinated with Vasan Eye Bank team, and they retrieved corneas.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Shri Chaman Lal Kapoor for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#3:

At  4.00 pm of March 19, 2024, Ms Padmavathi  recieved a call on the 24x7 Helpline. Mr. Vastal Jain informed her that his father, Mr. Rakesh Jain, age 63 years, expired half an hour before at SRB Hospital, Goregaon, Mumbai.  Mr. Rakesh Jain was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. During a session of  chemotherapy he collapsed, & doctors declared him dead.

In the midst of profound grief,  Mr Vatsal Jain reached out to MOHAN Foundationr to fulfill father’s last wish of corneal donation. Helpline Counselor Padmavathi, who attended the call, promptly informed Mumbai’s Center Director, Jaya Jairam to coordinate for corneal donation. The pair of corneas was successfully retrieved by Eye Bank Coordination & Research Centre (EBCRC). The family expressed gratitude, acknowledged that their quick action fulfilled Mr. Rakesh’s wish to donate his eyes. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family.

Report by – Padmavathi Vasudevan


#4:

On February 24, 2024, Mr. Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator, received a call by 10.30am from Apollo Hospital, Karur. Mr. Srinivasan, informed that his mother, Ms Mallika, 64, was on her last days and he would like to know the possibility of eye donation.  Mrs Mallika was a retired Angaanwadi teacher. Mr Ganesh then contacted the nearby eyebanks and gave the contact of Arasan Eye Bank, Erode who were willing to collect the corneas from Karur.

On February 25, 2024, 01.15 Ms Mallika paased away, Mr Srinivasan reached out to Arasan Eyebank for eye donation. As it was late night there was a challenge for the eye bank in reaching the venue.  Mr Srinivasan, took effort in arranging transportation for the hospital staff and sensured donation of corneas.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Srinivasan for his decision and efforts in making the donation happen. We also extends our condolence to the family

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#5:

On Feb 7, 2024 Dr Hemal Kanvinde took a call for a donation of corneas. The caller Mr Ramesh informed her that his father had passed on and requested information to complete eye donation. 

Mr M P Arulalan was a Prof. of Economics at Guru Nanak College. In 2015 he and his group of friends registered themselves for eye donation and visited Sri Ramachandra Medical Institute to register as voluntary body donors. He was a victim of a traffic accident and sustained head injury which made him bedridden for the past one year.  A few weeks ago he contracted pneumonia and did not recover from this infection. 

Ramesh, his brother, and mother decided to fulfil his wish to be a donor.  Dr Hemal gave them details of the eye bank and the Anatomy department of SRMC. The 65year old Arulalan gave sight to two people through cornea donation done by Sankar Netralaya and gave his body to Sri Ramachandra medical College for anatomical studies. 

He continues his legacy as a teacher. 

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ramesh and his family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr Hemal Kanvinde


#6:

On 30th January 2024, at 7.00 AM, 20 years old,Siddhi Anil Futane was returning  home after dropping her younger brother at school in Vasai when she  met with an accident caused by rashly driving recklessly. She was rushed to the nearest hospital, but was declared dead.

 

Although in deep grief & shock, brother Sachin called MOHAN Foundation’s 24x7 Helpline, at 3.21 pm, which was attended by our counselor Veena who immediately informed Shri Purushottam Pawar, President, The Federation of Organ & Body Donation.

 

MF counselor Veena explained to the relatives that, in this condition, only Corneas & Skin can be donated. In spite of retrieval time limit being exceeded (six hours), quick coordination by MOHAN Foundation & FOBD, the successful retrieval  of corneas were successfully retrieved. The parents said, with our immediate coordination, we could fulfill Siddhi’s wishes to donate her eyes.

Report by – Ms. Padma


#7:

Deepa, a resident of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, reached out to the MF helpline at 3 a.m. on January 20, 2024. Mr. Bulu Behera, Transplant Coordinator at MF Nagpur, answered her call and provided the contact details of Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director at MF NCR. Ms. Kumar promptly got in touch with Ms. Simran Anand, Programme Officer at NCR, to coordinate the case and shared the contact details of the family, including Ms. Deepa (the deceased's daughter) and Mr. Ashwini (the deceased's son).

Ms. Simran reached out to Mr. Ashwini to gather details about the case. He explained that he resided with his mother in Noida, NCR, and his mother, Ms Uma Tomar, aged 65, had experienced a fall at home resulting in a head injury and unconsciousness. She was quickly taken to Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Unfortunately, her condition worsened, leading to her passing at 1:30 a.m. Mr. Ashwini expressed the family's desire to donate his mother's organs.

Ms. Deepa also contacted Ms. Simran, reinforcing the family's intention to donate the organs of her mother.

After assessing the situation, Ms. Simran discovered that the mother had experienced circulatory death, making solid organ donation impossible. She conveyed this to the family and suggested that cornea and skin donation were viable options.

The family agreed to proceed with tissue donation.

Ms. Simran then contacted the eye bank at Safdarjung Hospital, learning that no eye technician was available at that time, and the retrieval would take place in the morning. This information was shared with the family.

Simultaneously, Ms. Pallavi worked to expedite the process and obtained the contact details of Mr. Manoj, Transplant Coordinator at Safdarjung Hospital. She spoke to him, and he assured her that both cornea and skin retrieval would occur in the morning, personally overseeing the donation process.

True to his word, Mr. Manoj coordinated the entire process, and by 8 a.m., corneas and skin retrieval were successfully completed.

Ms. Simran informed the family about the successful retrieval and took the opportunity to inquire about their motivation for organ donation. The family revealed that the deceased had watched the Kaun Banega Crorepati episode on organ donation featuring Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation. Inspired by the episode, she had pledged to donate her organs after her passing.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their noble gesture.

Report by – Ms Simran Anand


#8:

Mr Sivapadham T, 87 was a sincere man, and was faithful to all around him. He was a caring father  who  was very much loved by his family. He worked and retired at Kamadenu Supermarket, Near Tambaram Chennai as Procuring Supervisor 

On January 20, 2024, Ganesh Marketing Coordinator, received a call by 21.00 hr from East Tambaram, the caller, Mr. Annamalai, informed that his father, Mr Sivapadham had his last breath by 19.15 hrs and would like to donate his corneas. Mr Ganesh C, contacted Sankara Nethralaya Eye Bank Chennai and passed on the information. The team of doctors visited and successfully retrieved the corneas by 22.05 hr.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Annamalai for his decision and extends its warm regards and condolence to the deceased family

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#9:

On January 08, 2024 MOHAN Foundation received a call for a probale eye donation in Bhopal.  Dr Hemal Kanvinde received the call, took details from  Mr Shubham  Verma  and contacted Muskaan (an NGO) Indore to assist in an eye donation case. Mr Sandeepan Arya of Muskaan started the coordination for the family in Bhopal. 

Mrs Sadhana Verma age 50  died in the early morning in JK Hospital in Bhopal and the family was wishing to do cornea donation.  He spoke to her son Mr Shubham Verma and gave them tips about care for eye donation. 

Mrs Sadhana grew up in Khandwa and came to Bhopal after her marriage. This  soft spoken lady was blessed with two children. She  delighted in  serving others and enjoyed entertining visitors to their family home.  A cancer survivor, she was  full of life.  Unfortunately she died due to heart attack after a few weeks of illness. He family decided to share the gift of sight  through her. 

Mr Sandeepan  coordinated with the eye bank in Gandhi Medical College, Hamidiya Hospital, Bhopal and organised for the technician to retrieve the corneas. At 11 am the donation was done successfully. 

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr Sandeepan Arya and Muskan Trust for the coordination and is grateful to the Verma family  for their donation.

Report by – Dr Hemal Kanvinde


#10:

On January 04, 2024, Mr. Ganesh C, a compassionate Helpline counselor at MOHAN Foundation, received a crucial call from Mr. Ritesh Savla. Mr. Savla, the nephew of the late Smt. Chandrika Gogri, expressed the family's heartfelt wish to donate her corneas. Recognizing the urgency and importance of the matter, Ganesh promptly notified Ms. Jaya Jairam at the Mumbai office.

Ms. Jaya Jairam, in her role, efficiently took charge of the situation. She collaborated with the Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre (EBCRC) in Parel, Mumbai, ensuring a seamless process to honor the family's benevolent decision to donate Smt. Chandrika Harakhchand Gogri's corneas.

Mrs. Chandrika Gogri, aged 71, belonged to a Kutchi Jain family. Her life was characterized by a deep spiritual commitment, and she adhered faithfully to the Jain principle of non-violence. Known for her disciplined lifestyle, Mrs. Gogri was not only kind-hearted but also remarkably generous. Throughout her life, she dedicated herself to serving her village and community, leaving an indelible mark through her benevolence and selflessness.

Report by – Ms Jaya Jairam


#11:

On December 30, 2023, at 7.30 am, Mr. Ganesh, the Marketing Coordinator of MOHAN Foundation, received a call through the helpline regarding a potential eye donation. The family, hailing from Hansi in the Hisar district of Haryana, was eager to understand the eye donation process. Mr. Ganesh provided information about eye donation and promptly transferred the call to Ms. Pallavi Kumar, the Executive Director of MOHAN Foundation in Delhi-NCR. 

Ms. Pallavi Kumar then put the case details on the NCR WhatsApp group requesting Ms. Renu Kumari, Project Leader, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, to take forward the case as the caller was from Hisar.

The deceased, Mr. Jagdish Baber, an 85-year-old male had passed away due to natural causes. This information was shared by Mr. Hitesh Dhingra, a neighbor of the deceased. Ms. Renu Kumari, communicated with his son Mr. Anil Kumar, provided him all the necessary details. Despite the tragic loss, the family decided to make a positive contribution by donating Mr. Jagdish's eyes.

Subsequently, Ms. Renu Kumari reached out to the eye retrieval team at Civil Hospital, Hansi, under the Hisar district, and the cornea donation was successfully completed at 10:15 am on December 30, 2023.

MOHAN Foundation expresses gratitude to the family for their selfless decision to bestow the precious gift of sight.

Report by – Ms Renu Kumari


#12:

On 29th December 2023, Mr Ganesh  from Chennai office of MOHAN Foundation answered a call from Toll Free Helpline Number for a donation from a senior citizen in Hyderabad.  This was forwarded to Dr Bhanu Chandra, Senior Transplant Coordinator in Hyderabad.  The deceased succumbed to a cardiac arrest at their residence in Hyderabad, Telangana. Dr. Bhanu Chandra counseled the family who had several doubts on eye donation and gave a detailed in-depth understanding of corneal donation. Dr. Bhanu Chandra coordinated with Vasan Eye bank and corneas were successfully retrieved thus improving the lives of two people. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family who donated corneas during their darkest times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#13:

On Dec 29, 2023, Ms Arshiya Fathima  answered a call at around 3.00 PM for a possible eye donation from Jaipur. The information of the caller and deceased was given to the MFJCF team in Jaipur.

Rtn. Ravi Kamra ji started the coordination with the family. Mrs Urmila  Goel, age 69 years had passed on due to cardiac arrest and the family gave consent for cornea donation.  Mr Kamra coordinated with the Eye Bank Society of Rajasthan and donation was accomplished successfully. 

MOHAN Foundation appreciates the generosity of the Goel family.

Report by – Ms Taru Saxena


#14:

On 28th December 2023,  Mr Ganesh of Chennai Office  took a call for a eye donation in Hydrabad. Ms. Indira Laxmi succumbed to a cardiac arrest at his residence in in Miyapur, Hyderabad. The son in law of Ms. Indira Laxmi reached out to MOHAN Foundation Toll Free Helpline Number expressing their wishes to donate his corneas. 

This information was forwarded to Dr. Bhanu Chandra  for coordination. He clarified the family’s queries on eye donation and coordinated the process of corneal donation with Vasan Eye Bank. Thus, giving, the gift of vision to two visually impaired patients. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family’s decision to donate eyes during their grieving hours.

 

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#15:

On 26th December 2023, Mr. Surya Sameer (the son in law of the deceased) reached out to MOHAN Foundation Toll Free Helpline number informing about their father-in-law had succumbed to a cardiac arrest. The family was considering to donate his eyes for corneally blind patients. The cll was taken by Mr Ganesh of Chennai office and the information was passed on the Hyderabad Counselor Dr Bhanu Chandra. 

Dr. Bhanu Chandra reached out to the bereaved family and provided a thorough explanation of eye donation procedure. The corneas were successfully retrieved by Vasan Eye Bank. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family’s decision for cadaveric donation during their darkest hours of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#16:

Mr. T.N. Narasimha Gupta 88yrs old, died due to cardiac arrest on 15th December 2023 at 04:25pm.  Mr. Prakash the son of Mr. T.N. Narasimha Gupta residing at Mysuru reached out to MOHAN Foundation Helpline number and approached for Cornea donation. Dr Hemal Kanvinde  attended the call, explained the process and forwarded the information to Mrs. Ranjini Shankar MS from MOHAN Foundation Bengaluru. Ms. Ranjini counselled the family members for Skin donation as well,  but the family members agreed only for Cornea donation. 

Then Ms Ranjini coordinated with Dr. Chandrakala from  KR Hospital Mysore and the donation of corneas was successfully completed.  MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for thinking of giving the gift of sight in time of their grief. 

Report by – Ms Ranjini Shankar


#17:

On November 24, 2023, 6.30 AM, Mr Ganesh. C, Marketing Coordinator received a call on the Organ Donation Helpline. The caller Mr Mathivanan was calling from Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram Chennai. He stated that his sister-in-law, Ms Meerabai, had her last breath and the family would like to donate his body to a medical institution as per the wish of the deceased.

Mr. Ganesh, got the details of the deceased and explained the process and referred them to medical colleges which accept body donation in Chennai. He also informed Mr Mathivanan that cornea donation is a possibility so that someone could get the gift of vision. The donor family after discussion chose Sri Ramachandra Medical College, (SRMC) Porur to donate the body. Mr Ganesh contacted Dr. Mallikesan, the Medical Superintendent, SRMC and coordinated the donation process.

The body and corneas were retrieved from Hindu Mission Hospital, by 8.20 AM, and donated to SRMC Medical College and the corneas were donated to Sri Ramachandra Eye Bank. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Ms Meerabhai for their decision to give sight to two people even in times of grief and help in research purposes.

 

 

The body and corneas were retrieved from Hindu Mission Hospital, by 8.20 AM, and donated to SRMC Medical College and the corneas were donated to Sri Ramachandra Eye Bank. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Ms Meerabhai for their decision to give sight to two people even in times of grief and help in research purposes.

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#18:

On November 19, 2023, Dr Hemal Kanvinde received a call through the helpline for a eye donation. The deceased was a 15-year-old girl in KIMS Hospital Secunderabad.  This information was given to Dr Bhanu Chandra, senior transplant coordinator in Hyderabad.  He spoke to Mr R., uncle of the young girl Ms S the deceased.  The family was wishing to make some positives out of the tragic loss and came forward to donate her eyes. 

It was a medicolegal case and the body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for postmortem.  Dr Bhanu coordinated with LV Prasad eye bank and organised a freezer box to keep the body till the police arrived.  Cornea donation was successfully done on November 20, 2023.   

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their decision to give the gift of sight.

Report by – Dr Bhanu Chandra


#19:

Mrs. Rangamma 70yrs old died due to cardiac arrest on 06th November 2023 at 05:30am in the morning.  Mrs. Shobha the daughter in law of Mrs. Rangamma residing at Sonenahalli, Bengaluru called the MOHAN Foundation Helpline number and approached for whole body donation. 

MOHAN Foundation transplant coordinator Mr. Bulu behera received the helpline call for the body donation, and the information was transferred to Mrs. Ranjini Shankar MS of Bengaluru. She counselled the family members for cornea and skin donation. The family members agreed for cornea donation and both the corneas were donated to Narayana Nethralaya Bengaluru. 

Ms. Ranjini coordinated with the Dr. Meenakshi the Anatomy HOD of Attal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute (Bowring Hospital) for the wholebody donation.  The family received the ambulance at their residence at noon and whole body was donated sucessfully to the Attal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute (Bowring Hospital).

MOHAN Foundation appreciates the genorsity of Ms Rangamma's family. 

Report by – Ms. Ranjini


#20:

On November 06, 2023,  Mr. Ganesh received a helpline call from Mumbai for a probable eye donation. Details of the caller and case were forwarded to Ms Jaya Jairam. Project Director MOHAN Foundation, Mumbai.   Jaya spoke to  Ms Hema Rao, the daughter in law  of the 90 year old deceased Mrs  Padma Sankar Rao of Chembur, Mumbai.  She counseled for skin as well as whole body donation. 

After some time the family agreed to skin donation, but declined whole body donation.  Jaya then coordinated with National Burns Centre Airoli and the skin donation was  completed successfully. Unfortunately, cornea donation was not possible due to the age of the deceased. 

Her son, Mr. Kirti Rao shared that his mother was an amazing cook, full of life, embracing all things new and also a haven of  warmth for the family.  In honor of her memory and her benevolence, they felt compelled to make a meaningful contribution and wished to donate her corneas. 

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of late Mrs Padma Sankar Rao for their generosity in supporting burn victims.

Report by – Ms Jaya Jairam


#21:

On November 04, 2024 Mr Bulu Behera received a call for a possible donation in Kolkata.  The family was from Brahmapur Kolkata and wanted to know the process of eye donation. Mrs Parul Bishnoi took over the coordination. Mrs Nupur Mitra was 74 years old when she passed away.   Mr. Sushant Mitra, her next of kin spoke to Parul and gave all details.  Parul then contacted Disha Eye Bank and successfully completed the coronation. 

The Disha Eye Bank collected the cornea and the next day both were transplanted in two patients.  MOHAN Foundation appreciates the call from the family and for the gift of sight. 

Report by – Dr Hemal Kanvinde


#22:

On October 30, 2023 at 10.50 PM Mr. Ganesh, MOHAN Foundation received a call from Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Dr Deepak Metha, an ophthalmologist was helping a family to fulfil their wish for eye donation. He said that he had received a call from the family of the deceased to support with corneal donation. He provided us with the details of the family and asked for our support in linking them up with the nearest eye bank. Mr Ganesh gave the information to Ms Parul Bishnoi, of Jaipur for further coordination.  She rang up CIVIL HOSPITAL, Gandhinagar and coordinated the corneal donation of Late Ms. Santokben(84). The corneas were successfully retrieved by 12.15 am.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Ms Santokben for their decision to give sight to two people even in times of grief. 

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#23:

On October 28th, 2023, Mr. Suryaprakash Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation, Begaluru was given information of a possible eye donation. Ms. Anitha Hada received a helpline call  at 11.30 am from Mrs Vandana about her uncle Mr Gajendra dying of cardiac arrest at Ulsoor,  Bengaluru.The deceased's family were discussing eye donation.  She gave the details to Mr Surya Prakash. 

Mr Gajendra, a 48 years old man died due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Ulsoor Bangalore. The family was interested in giving vision to two people through donation of cornea.  Mr. Suryaprakash contacted the Narayana Nethralaya team and the cornea donation was successful at around 01:30pm.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ms.Vandana and her family members for contributing to this cause.

Report by – Mr Surya Prakash


#24:

In the early morning of October 26, 2023, Mr Bulu Behera received a call for a possible donation in Pune. The message and details of the caller were given to Mr Jagdish Borude, Transplant coordinator, MOHAN Foundation at Pune. Mr Jagdish contacted Mr Girish Belande, son of Mrs Alka at Bibawewadi, Pune around 8 AM.

Mrs Alka Bhelande, 74 years old lady died due to cardiac arrest  at her residence at Bibawewadi, Pune. The family was interested in donating the body of the deceased. Mr Jagdish contacted Dr Mandar Ambike, HOD and Deputy Dean, Symbiosis Medical College, Lawale Pune for body donation.

Mr Jagdish also helped  the family to get a Death Certificate of  the deceased. Mr Rahul Jadhav and his team from the Anatomy Department came to the residence, received the mortal remains of Mrs Alka  at 2 pm and fulfilled the family's wish  to donate her body.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr Girish Bhelande, and his family r for contributing for this cause.

Report by – Mr. Jagdish Borude


#25:

It was Sunday October 21, 2023, that Ms Parul Bishnoi, Helpline Counselor in Jaipur received a call regarding a possible eye donation from Bathinda city, Punjab. At 12:45 pm Mr Bhupinder Singh called to say his father had just passed away. 

His shivering yet strong and conscious voice expressed the wish of donating the eyes of his late father Shri Joginder Singh. Shri Joginder Singh ji had lived a very healthy life and never worn any vision aided spectacles ever in his life even at the age of 78 years. The son wanted the donation to be conducted as soon as possible to give vision to others. The next of kin were given important instructions to be followed before eye donation ... for eg (placing a moist cloth on deceased 's eyes, keeping 2 pillows under the head, keeping the body in A.C. temperature) while the coordination process started.

Upon receiving relevant information from the family, the counselor rang 4 hospitals and the 4th hospital gave the lead to Eye Sure Super Speciality Hospital, Bhatinda. Upon calling the hospital in charge - Mr Daljeet Singh and conveying to him the urgency and details, he told that as it is Sunday so all 3 technicians were not available at the moment. He needs to recheck with them who actually could possibly be helpful. 

At 1:18 pm the final confirmation message came from Mr Daljit Singh that Dr. Sabia Handa (a cornea specialist) will proceed with the cornea retrieval procedure and both finally accomplished the cornea retrieval process by 2:30 pm. 

The eye retrieval team of the hospital thanked the counselor and MOHAN Foundation NGO team for helping them receive a set of corneas. MOHAN Foundation team thanks the staff of Eye Sure Super Speciality Hospital, Mr Daljit Singh and Dr Sabia Handa whose promptness and apt actions made this possible.

We, at MOHAN Foundation also wholeheartedly thank the family of Shri Sadar Joginder Singh ji for their generous gift of sight that will extend the gift of vision to two other people within a week of the donation.

On enquiring after a week, the hospital informed the counselor that both corneas were successfully transplanted in patients on October 30, 2023

Report by – Ms Parul Bishnoi


#26:

On October 01, 2023 at 3.40PM Mr. Ganesh, MOHAN Foundation received a call from Arachalur, near Erode. Ms Saranya said in a tremulous voice that she had lost her 58 year old father, Mr Haridass to cardiac arrest and she wished to pass on his vision to someone. She needed assistance to make this come true. Mr Haridass was a school bus driver, and was very affectionate with the children and willing to help anyone in need.

As it was Sunday, Mr Ganesh rang up all the eye banks in Erode to know their working status and to link them up with Ms Saranya. After multiple calls, Arasan Eye Bank answered the call and were willing to retrieve the corneas.

With support of the family members the corneas were successfully retrieved by Arasan Eye Bank by 6.00 PM. The donor family thanked MOHAN Foundation for the support and fulfilling their deceased person's final wish.

MOHAN Foundation wholeheartedly thanks the family of the deceased for a noble decision at a crucial time.

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#27:

On August 24, 2023, Mr. Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator, Chennai Office, MOHAN Foundation, received a helpline call from Dr. Ruby Mitra resident of Rohini, New Delhi. Dr. Ruby's mother named Mrs. Tapati Mitra passed away due to cardiac arrest in a nearby hospital. Mrs. Tapati wished for organ donation when she was alive. 

Mr. Ganesh shared Dr. Ruby's contact details with Ms. Simran Anand, Programme Office NCR Office. Ms. Simran then contacted AIIMS Eye Bank, New Delhi. She informed the eye bank and corneas were retrieved successfully at 9:00 a.m. The family also wished to donate skin but it couldn't happen due to non functionality of the skin bank in Delhi.

MOHAN Foundation thanked Dr. Ruby and the  family for supporting the noble cause of eye donation. A special thanks to the Eye Bank for taking prompt action on the eye donation call and seamlessly coordinating the process.

Report by – Ms Simran Anand


#28:

On August 18, 2023, Mr. Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation, received a helpline call from Dr. Rubesh Sinha Roy, Behala, Kolkata stating his brother Mr. Amit Chakraborty had passed away. The family was considering  donation of his  body as per the wish of the deceased.

Mr. Ganesh contacted Mr Sujan Bhattacharyya of Barasat Samajik Seba Pratisthan. He coordinated with the donor family and assisted them in donating the body to National Medical College, Kolkata.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Rubesh Sinha and his family for supporting the noble cause. A special thanks to Mr Sujan promptly supporting and coordinating the process.

Report by – Mr. Ganesh C


#29:

On 27th June, 2023 at 8:02 PM, Dr Hemal Kanvinde received a call on the helpline from Mr. Hanumant of Jodhpur.  He wanted information regarding eye and body donation of his relative Shri Vallabh Das Parmar 79 years of age. He passed away  due to cardiac arrest at 7 PM.

Details of the caller were conveyed to the MFJCF team in Jaipur.  Ms. Srishti Kulshrestha of the MF Jaipur team initiated the coordination. She called Rajasthan ESBR helpline number 1800-202-0388. She gave all the information to Rajendra Jain, counselor attending the call.  Soon a message was received from Mr. Rajendra Jain at 8.37 PM that eye donation was not possible due to high WBC count. Body donation was done on 28th June, 2023 and it was handed over to SMS Medical College, Jodhpur.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Shri Parmar for thinking of saving lives even in the times of great grief. 

Report by – Ms. Srishti Kulshrestha


#30:

On 22nd June 2023, Mr. Sudhakar reached out to MOHAN Foundation Toll Free helpline number informing Dr. Bhanu Prakash about his father who succumbed to a cardiac arrest and wishes to donate his body to a medical college for research purposes.

Dr Prakash explained in detail the process of body donation and gave a detailed insight into the process of body donation and counselled for corneal donation. The family consented for corneal and cadaveric donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash- coordinated with Osmania Hospital Superintendent and Osmania Medical college Principal and Anatomy professor Dr.Janaki. Eyes were donated to Vasan Eye Bank and the body was successfully donated to Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad on June 23rd, June 2023.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family’s decision for cadaveric donation during their darkest hours of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#31:

On June 16th, 2023, at 11:40 pm, Ms. Kavitha S, the Marketing Coordinator from Chennai, received a phone call from Coimbatore. During the call, she was informed that Mr. Chandran, a 62-year-old male, had passed away suddenly at his home due to a heart failure. The family expressed their wish to donate both his eyes and his body for a noble cause. Ms. Kavitha explained that eye donation needed to take place within 6 hours and promptly conveyed this message to a group in need of assistance.

Mr. Ganesh, another Marketing Coordinator, then contacted the Coimbatore Medical College to initiate the necessary procedures. The contact details were shared with the grieving family, and on June 17th, 2023, at 3:00 am, the body was transported to the hospital.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their decision to donate the body of their loved one.

Report by – Ms Kavitha


#32:

On May 2, 2023, Mr. Ganesh C (Marketing Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation-Chennai) received a call from Mr. Sankalp Chhabra via the MF National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number for donating the corneas of his uncle Mr. Ashish Mehta. Mr. Ganesh contacted Ms Preeti Goswami, (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation-Delhi NCR) at 1:36 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Gurugram.

Ms. Preeti called Mr. Sankalp to find out the details of the case. His uncle, Mr.Ashish Mehta, age 58, a permanent resident of Gurugram, Haryana. He died due to cardiac arrest at home. Mr. Ashish was very keen to donate his eyes as he believed that it was the biggest donation a person could ever do after his life to give someone a gift of sight. His parents had also donated their eyes.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and also discussed body donation. At the end, the family members gave consent for corneal donation. Ms. Preeti coordinated with National Eye Bank at AIIMS, Delhi for the retrieval of corneas. The corneas were successfully retrieved at 3:55 AM.

Report by – Ms, Preeti Goswami


#33:

On 23rd April 2023, Mr. Srinivas reached out to MOHAN Foundation Toll Free Helpline number informing about their father who succumbed to a cardiac arrest and wishes to donate his body to a Medical College for research purposes. Mr. Ganesh attended the call and informed Dr. Bhanu Prakash- Transplant Coordinator-MOHAN Foundation, Hyderabad to coordinate the process. 

Dr. Bhanu Prakash reached out to the bereaved family and provided a thorough explanation of the body donation procedure. The body was successfully donated to Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad on April 23, 2023. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family’s decision for cadaveric donation during their darkest hours of grief.

Report by – Dr Bhanu Prakash


#34:

On Sunday April 23, 2023, Mr. Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator, received a call from Goa, regarding whole body & cornea donation. Ms. Vasuda informed the counselor that her father  had  passed away at Redkar Hospital, Pernem Goa due to kidney failure. The family belonged to Vengurla, Maharashtra.

The information was passed to Mr. Gabriel, who further coordinated to the office assistant of SOTTO GOA, Jt. Director, as the Jt. Director, was busy conducting  a  workshop. Mr Gabriel was advised to get in touch with the Anatomy Dept. Goa Medical College (GMC) Bambolim Goa.

Mr Gabriel then spoke with Ms. Vasuda  and the treating doctor  and shared the  contact information of the Dean, Goa Medical College. Mr. Ganesh C of MOHAN Foundation Chennai  had already spoken to the Dean of GMC and Dean instructed the Jt. Director SOTTO that the family can bring the body to GMC morgue for preservation and do the paperwork the next day, as it was a Sunday.

The family got the affidavits and death certificate and submitted it to the Anatomy Dept, for the body to be used for medical studies. The cornea donation didn’t take place as there was no facility to retrieve and store the cornea. 

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ms. Vasuda, and her family members for the donation. MOHAN Foundation also appreciates the support received from the  Dean of GMC, Jt. Director, Sotto Goa, HOD Anatomy Dept. GMC & doctors & staff of Redkar Hospital, Dhargal Pernem Goa

Report by – Mr Gabriel Pereira


#35:

On the night of April 10, 2023, Dr Hemal Kanvinde received a call for organ donation in Mumbai.  The caller said his grandmother had died and family was willing for organ donation. On further discussion it was understood that the death was due to cardiac arrest after a long illness and so the family was counselled that organ donation cannot be done. Cornea and skin donation as well as voluntary body donation was suggested.

Ms Vijaya Tawde was 87 years of age when she left this world. Her grandson Mr. Parth Tawde called the helpline. She is survived by three children. Dr. Hemal gave references for a few eye banks, but it was not successful due to the age being more than 80, the eye banks were unable to fulfil the families wish. Family decided for skin donation, which was done through the National Burn Centre’s Skin bank at Airoli, Navi Mumbai.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the Tawde family for their altruistic gesture in the greatest time of grief.  This donation was featured in newspapers and TV Channels.  Mrs Vijaya Shridhar Tawde is survived by her 3 sons and 1 daughter, Shri Vinod Tawde Bharatiya Janata Party’s National General Secretary Shri Vinod Tawde, Shri Vilas Tawde RSS Sanghachalak, Shri Vivek Tawde and Smt. Jaya Kadam

Report by – Dr Hemal Kanvinde


#36:

On April 8th, 2023, Mr Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator Chennai, received a call from Mumbai for clarification on organ donation. Details of the deceased and contact details of the caller were sent to Mr Jagdish Borude, Transplant Coordinator, Mumbai. 

Mr.  Jagdish spoke to Mr Venkat, son of Mrs Saradha Subramanian, the deceased.  He found that   Mrs Saradha, an 84 years old lady, died due to cardiorespiratory failure at Zen Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai. She had pledged earlier and her family wanted to donate the organs. Mr Jagdish counseled Mr Venkat   that organ donation was not possible due to the cardiac death, and spoke for tissue donation. He also explained the difference between cardiac death and brain death and why organ donation was not possible. The relatives agreed for eye and skin donation. Mr Jagdish contacted Masina Skin bank, Mumbai but it was not possible as the patient had psoriasis all over the body. Mr Jagdish then contacted Dr. Sanskriti, Junior Resident, Ophthalmology Department of Sir Jamshedji Duggan Eye bank, JJ Hospital. They did retrieval of both corneas and enucleation of whole eye balls.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr Venkat Krishnan, and his family members for contributing to this cause.

Report by – Mr Jagdish Borude


#37:

On March 25, 2023, Mr Ganesh C, Marketing Coordinator received a call through organ donation helpline number from Rajiv Gandhi General Government Hospital (RGGGH), Chennai. Mr. Sai Prasad called, enquiring about the possibility of eye donation as his mother, Ms Radha Mani, 82 years, was on death bed and her wish was to donate organs, or at least eyes after death. The details of the caller were shared with Mr Ponraj, Transplant Coordinator, RGGGH for further support and assistance.

Ms Radha Mani, was a teacher by profession for over 25 years and was also a dedicated Carnatic singer, after retirement she taught music to the local children. She always wanted to donate organs after death to save someone’s life. On March 25, 2023 she passed away and to honour her wish, her son donated her corneas to the Eye Bank at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Egmore with the support of Mr Ponraj.

MOHAN Foundation extends its warm gratitude to Mr Sai Prasad and family for his noble act and Ms Radha Mani for the altruistic donation.

Report by – Mr Ganesh C


#38:

In the morning of March 21, 2023, the Toll free Helpline received a call for a probable eye donation from a family in Patna. Mr Bulu Behera, Transplant coordinator of Nagpur answered the call and sent the information to Dr Hemal Kanvinde, Quality Assurance Office MOHAN Foundation Chennai.

Mr Rajendra Sah said that he had lost his father at 8.00 am and the family was discussing eye donation. The 66 year old Mr Radhe Shyam Sah was a policeman in the Railway Protection Force of Eastern Railway Division at Danapur.  He was fond of local music and folk songs in his younger days. He fell sick after the festival of Holi, was taken to the hospital but did not revive. He is survived by two sons and their families. Mr Rajender tried to complete eye donation after the death of his mother a few years ago, but did not know how. So he wished to complete this desire that his father's donation will help to give sight to two people.

Dr Hemal Kanvinde contacted Mr Amit Kumar who worked earlier at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, eye bank. They further coordinated with Mr Maruti Baldeo of the Eye Bank of Bihar and cornea retrieval was completed successfully by Dr Sumedha by 11 am.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family and the IGIMS Eye Bank of Bihar for their quick response.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#39:

On 21st March 2023, at 2:45 pm, there was a call on the MOHAN Foundation Helpline, from a friend of the family for body donation in Jaipur. Ms. Srividya, the counsellor from Hyderabad attended the call and forwarded information to Jaipur office.

Mr. Nitesh Kumar Wadhwani had lost his aunt Nikita and the family was keen for Body Donation, they belonged to Jaipur.

Dr Anita Hada of the MOHAN Foundation Jaipur team to coordinate. Anita called Nitesh Wadhwani and got all details.

Nikita Manglani 45 years, was a resident of Surya City, Agra Road, Jaipur and it was the desire of her husband Mr. Prakash Manglani and all family members that her body should be donated. Next, Anita called up Mr Kamal Sacheti, of the Jain Social Group Central Sanstha for the coordination of the body donation.

Kamal Sacheti got in touch with the family and started the procedure and with the active support of Dr Seema, Dr Dhiraj Saxena, Dr Saroj & other staff of the Anatomy Department. her body was handed over to SMS Medical College Jaipur on 21.03.2023 at 06.00 PM and a sapling was planted in her memory at the college campus.

Report by – Dr Anita Hada


#40:

On 14th March 2023, Mr Bulu Behera received a helpline call for the possibility of corneal donation from the family in Telangana. The information was passed to Dr Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator in Hyderabad for follow up. Mr. Krishna Kishor wanted to donate corneas of his mother Chaluvadhi Jayalaxmi.  The deceased had succumbed to a cardiac arrest at their residence in Vijaywada.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash counselled the family who had several doubts on eye donation and gave a detailed in-depth understanding of corneal donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash coordinated with Vasan Eye Bank in Vijaywada and corneas were successfully retrieved. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family who donated corneas in their darkest times of grief.

Report by – Dr Bhanu Prakash


#41:

On March 8, 2023, Ms. Preeti Goswami, Program Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi office, received a helpline call from Mr. Joginder Kumar, a resident of Yamuna Nagar, Haryana asking for assistance in eye donation.  The information was passed on to Ns Neha Sharma for further action.

Ms. Neha Sharma, Program Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Chandigarh office, received a call from Mr. Joginder Kumar. His wife Mrs. Rajni, 43, died in a nursing home at  7:00 a.m. on March 8, 2023 due to cardiac arrest and organ failure. The family was interested in cornea donation.  Ms. Neha then contacted Mr. Raj Kumar of Apna Ashiyana Jann Sewa Dal, Karnal. She checked with the eye bank, and was informed that the corneas were retrieved successfully at 12:50 p.m.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Joginder Kumar and his family for supporting the noble cause of eye donation. A special thanks to Mr.Raj Kumar SewaDar eye bank for taking prompt action on the eye donation call and seamlessly coordinating the process despite the Holi celebration in Chandigarh.

Report by – Ms Neha Sharma


#42:

On March 06, 2023, Ms. Neha Sharma, Program Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Chandigarh office, received a helpline call from Mr. Vipin Ahuja, a resident of Kalkaji, New Delhi. Mr. Vipin's father was admitted to a nursing home in Delhi, and he was in a very serious condition. Mr. Vipin wanted to take care of all the details regarding the organ donation beforehand so everything could be done on time. Ms. Neha shared Mr. Vipin's contact number with Ms. Simran Anand, Program Office, NCR Office. Ms. Simran then coordinated further and asked Mr. Vipin to call her for the same.

Mr. Karam Chand Ahuja, 80, died in a nursing home at 7:00 a.m. on March 8, 2023. The cause of death was cardiac arrest and organ failure. Mr. Vipin, the son of the deceased, called Ms. Simran for cornea donation, as Mr. Karam Chand Ahuja had pledged his eyes for donation when he was alive. Ms. Simran then contacted AIIMS Eye Bank, New Delhi. She informed the eye bank that the corneas were retrieved successfully at 12:30 p.m.

MOHAN Foundation thanked Mr. Ahuja and his family for supporting the noble cause of eye donation. A special thanks to the eye bank for taking prompt action on the eye donation call and seamlessly coordinating the process despite the Holi celebration in Delhi.

Report by – Ms. Simran Anand


#43:

In the late night of Feb 23, 2023, Ms Simran of MOHAN Foundation Delhi NCR office received a call for a probable body donation in Pune. The information was passed on to Mr Jagdish Borude, Transplant coordinator, in Pune for further action. The caller Mr Ramesh Budhe from Warje, Pune was interested in donation of the body of his father in law.

Mr Bhushan Lal Kaul, 75 years old died at his home due to metastatic malignancy c cardiorespiratory arrest. Relatives wanted to donate the body of the deceased to a Medical College, however the malignancy was a contraindication.

Mr Jagdish then counseled the relatives for whole eye ball donation aSassoon Hospital for enucleation of eye balls and received a consent for the same. Dr Aftrid Rajpuri, Senior resident, Opthalmology Department visited the deceased at home at 1 AM for the retrieval for Nayampalli Eye bank of Sasoon Hospital, Pune.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Ramesh Budhe, and his family members for contributing to this cause. A certificate of appreciation was given to family members.

Report by – Mr. Jagdish Borude


#44:

On February 22, 2023, MOHAN Foundation's Ms. Simran Anand, Program Officer NCR office, attended the helpline call from West Bengal at 2:10 PM.

Mr. Sumer Mal Jain, 69, died at his home in Murshidabad, at 12:30 PM. The cause of death was prostate cancer. Mr. Ashok Jain, the younger brother of Mr. Sumer Mal, called the helpline for cornea donation as Mr. Sumer Mal had pledged his eyes for donation when alive. Ms. Simran then contacted Gorabazar Sahid Khudiram Pathagar Eye Retrieval Centre, Murshidabad, West Bengal. She informed the eye bank and the entire eyeball was successfully retrieved at 4:00 p.m.

Necessary tests were performed to ascertain the viability of the corneas at the eye bank. Once confirmed, the corneas were retrieved and transplanted within 48 hours thus giving sight to two people. The rest of the eyeball was used for research purposes.

MOHAN Foundation thanked Mr. Ashok Jain and his family for supporting the noble cause of eye donation. A special thanks to the Eye Retrieval Center in Murshidabad for taking prompt action on the eye donation call and seamlessly coordinating the process.

Report by – Ms. Simran Anand


#45:

Nearing midnight of Feb 22, 2023, Ms. Arshiya Fathima H, Helpline counselor attended the call for a probable cornea donation. Ms. Jaya Jairam Project Director, Mumbai was contacted and she advised Arshiya to contact Ahmedabad Eye Bank and provided contact details.

Mrs. Sushilaben Patel, 60 years had passed away at home. Her neighbour Mr. Chetan called to understand the process of organ donation. Ms Arshiya counselled Mr. Chetan and her son Mr. Rajesh Patel for eye donation and they agreed for donation. Ms. Arshiya contacted Dr. Dhanijisha Anklesaria Eye bank and shared the details with Dr. Arpita. The eye bank responded immediately and cornea were retrieved successfully at 1:51 AM of 23 Feb 2023.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Rakesh Patel and his family for their effort and successfully donating Corneas. A special thanks to Dr. Arpita, of the eye bank for her coordination and kindness.

Report by – Ms. Arshiya Fathima H


#46:

In the early hours of Feb 21, 2023, Dr Hemal Kanvinde answered a call for a body and cornea donation from Dhulia, Maharashtra. The caller, Shri Deepak Ruravel informed that his sister in law Mrs Sangeeta age 53, had died of cardiac arrest at home and the family was interested in cornea and body donation. Mrs Sangita was a family loving person with two children.

Dr Hemal took the details and contacted two medical colleges in Dhulia - Annasaheb Chudaman Memorial Medical College and Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Hospital. She sent details of both hospitals to the family.

However no eyebanks could be detected in the area. The family was able to successfully do voluntary whole body donation at the Shri Bhausaheb Hire Govt Hospital.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family of donor Mrs Sangita for their generous donation for medical students.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#47:

On 16th February, 2023 Ms Vandana Mehta called on the helpline number at 8:00 pm. Counselor Dr Anita Hada attended the call. Ms. Vandana informed that their 75 year-old neighbour Shrimati Rajkumari w/o late Shri Sadhu Ram had just died of cardiac arrest and the family wants to do Body Donation in Hyderabad. Dr. Anitha Hada immediately informed Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator of MOHAN Foundation Hyderabad.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash explained the importance and procedure of the corneal and body donation to the daughter Mrs Renu Agarwal. The family agreed for both donations. The team from Vasan Eye Bank reached the residence for the corneal donation and the retrieval was completed at 12:35 am and the body donation formalities were completed on the morning of 17th February at the ESIC Medical College and Hospital Sanathnagar, Hyderabad.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash S


#48:

On Feb 12, 2023, Dr. Hemal received a call from Agartala, Tripura for a possible body donation. Mr Sagar Rawat was inquiring about the process and details of Government Medical Colleges in Agartala. He said that they had lost their grandfather Shri Haradhan Dev 95 years of age. He was a farmer and at the age of 65 had discussed with his family about being useful even after death. He had registered with Agartala Medical College for body donation.

The family was having difficulty contacting someone and starting the process. Dr Hemal counselled them that being a Sunday the body may be taken to the mortuary first and donation will be accepted the next day. She sent contact details of the Anatomy Department of Agartala Medical College to Mr Rawat.

Shri Dev's body was taken to the mortuary by a private ambulance and the next day his son completed the donation and fulfilled his father's wish.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Shri Haradhan Dev for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#49:

In the evening of 4th January 2023, Helpline Counselor Ms Kavitha received a call for a possible body donation from Pune. Dr Jain from Silver Birth Hospital, Dhayari, Pune wanted to know how to proceed for organ donation for one of his patients. The details were forwarded to Mr Jagdish Borude, transplant coordinator, MOHAN foundation working in Sassoon General Hospital, Pune.

Dr Vijaya Digambar Lakhkar, 77 y old anaesthetist died because of aspiration Pneumonitis c cardiopulmonary arrest on 4th January 2023 at 11.05 PM. Her nephew Mr Aniruddha Lakhkar and Mr Bhupesh Deshmukh had informed MOHAN foundation through telephonic helpline that the deceased had pledged for body donation some years before. Being a medical health professional she knew the importance of organ donation and organ donation.

Mr Jagdish contacted Dr Jain and Dr Prashant, treating physician of Silver Birth hospital and reached hospital. Mr Jagdish counseled relatives of deceased for eye donation as relatives only wanted to go for body donation. After getting consent for eye donation, Mr Jagdish contacted opthalmologist from Sassoon Hospital for eye donation. Dr Pooja, junior resident, along with her team successfully completed the eye donation in the early hours of Jan 5, 2023.

Mr Jagdish then contacted Dr Mandar Borkar, Head of anatomy department, Symbiosis Medical College, Pune for body donation. After all documentary process completion, the relatives along with deceased went to Symbiosis Medical College for body donation. At 5. AM in the morning, the body donation done successfully.

At the end, Mr Jagdish handed over appreciation certificate to the relatives. Family thanked MOHAN foundation and Sassoon Hospital team for their efforts. Mr Jagdish thanked and appreciated Mr Aniruddha Lakhkar and Mr Bhupesh Deshmukh and their family members for contributing to the noble cause.

Report by – Mr. Jagdish Borude


#50:

On December 31, 2022, Dr. Prerna Soni (Project Manager, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum) received a call from Mr. Annu Vats, who called on the MF National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number for donating the corneas of his maternal uncle Mr. Keshav Rishi. Dr. Prerna contacted Ms Preeti Goswami, (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation-Delhi NCR) at 4 PM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi-NCR.

Ms. Preeti called Mr. Annu to find out the details of the case. His maternal uncle, Mr. Keshav Rishi, age 74, died due to cardiac arrest. He was declared brought dead at Jeewan Anmol Hospital, Mayur Vihar, Delhi.

Mr. Keshav Rishi always believed in selfless giving. His only wish was to donate his body so he pledged for body donation 20 years ago. At first, all family members except the eldest daughter of Mr. Keshav gave their consent for both eye and body donation. After few discussions with Ms. Preeti, his daughter also gave her consent to fulfill her father’s last wish.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye and body donation and coordinated with Dr. Shroff eye bank, Delhi for the retrieval of corneas and Dadhichi Deh Daan, Delhi for body donation. The corneas were successfully retreived at 5:30 PM and the body was donated to AIIMS, Delhi.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#51:

On 27th December 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a helpline call at night from the family of Mr. Kaja Rama Mohana Rao from Hyderabad. They expressed their will to donate the body for medical and research purposes. She immediately informed Dr. Bhanu Prakash- Transplant Coordinator-MOHAN Foundation in Hyderabad to coordinate the entire process.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash counselled the family and clarified their queries on cadaveric donations and gave a detailed understanding on the subject. He also counselled for cornea donation. Corneas were successfully retrieved and donated to Vasan Eye bank and body was donated to Mediciti Medical College in Medchal District Telangana.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their noble gesture.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#52:

In the early morning hours of Dec 24, 2022, Dr. Hemal received a call for a probable cornea donation. Mr Jude called at 6 am from Perambur Railway Hospital stating that his grandfather has passed away due to cardiac arrest and the family were interested in donation.

Mr Thulkapian (91 year) was a lawyer by profession, avid reader, had authored 4 books and was pursuing his PhD. He wanted all children to understand the Indian Constitution, their rights and their duties and was passionate about education. On Dec 24 he breathed his last. His three children, (doctors and lawyer) wanted to fulfil his wish of becoming an organ donor.

Mr Jude called the helpline and got assistance from Dr Hemal from the Chennai office. Cornea and skin donation was successfully done by Sankara Nethralaya and Kilpauk Medical College respectively. On the eve of Christmas, the family lit up the lives of two people. MOHAN Foundation thanks them for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#53:

On 22nd December 2022, Ms. Srividya Subramanian of Hyderabad received a call on the helpline from the staff of Bodyline Hospital, Ahmedabad about the possibility of cornea donation. The patient Mrs. Saroj Raman Lal 80 years a resident of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, suffered a fatal cardiac pulmonary arrest aat around 2:30PM. Ms Srividya immediately reported the case to Dr. Hemal Kanvinde Q.A Officer, Chennai.

Mrs Saroj Raman Lal was admitted in Bodyline Hospital due to Tuberculosis and ill health and hence the family wanted to donate his corneas. Dr. Hemal approached Mrs. Priya Ben Shah , Transplant coordinator of IKDRC, Ahmedabad who immediately contacted Civil Eye Hospital for corneal retrieval. Corneas were successfully retrieved and utilised for two corneal blind patients. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their intention to donate corneas even during the time of utmost grief.

Report by – Ms. Srividya Subramanian


#54:

On 17th December 2022, Dr Bhanu Prakash received a helpline call for the possibility of corneal donation from the family of Mr. Basaweswar who wanted to donate corneas of the deceased. The deceased who was a government school teacher met with an accident and was hit by a two-wheeler while he was on the way to his school in Sanga Reddy District, Telangana.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash counselled the family who had several doubts on eye donation and gave a detailed in-depth understanding of corneal donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash coordinated with Vasan Eye bank and corneas were successfully retrieved thus saving two other lives.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their donation in times of utmost grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#55:

On the night of 1th December 2022, around 9:30 pm, one of the counsellors (Anita) received a call from Dr S K Deshmukh, the Medical Officer at Primary Health Centre. Chandanapuri, Taluka Sangamner, Ahmednagar and he informed that a young 19 year old girl Vaishnavi, had died in a road accident and her family were desirous of donating her eyes/ organs.

After counselling, the family agreed to proceed for Eye and Skin donation. Dr Anita Hada, gave the details of the closest centres and the cornea of the deceased was retrieved by Pravara Medical Trust And Rural Hospital, Loni, Block -Rahata District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Skin donation was not completed due to the family not being able to contact the closest Skin Bank at Surya Sahyadri hospital in time.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family and thanks Dr S K Deshmukh for his assistance in fulfilling the wishes of the family.

Report by – Dr. Anita Hada


#56:

On November 2, 2022, Dr. Anita Hada (Project Director, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum) received a call from Mr. Sanjay Kalra, expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his father on the MF National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Dr. Anita contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR) at 6:42 PM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Gurugram.

Ms. Preeti called up Mr. Sanjay to find out the details of the patient. Caller’s father, Mr. Brahma Swarup Kalra was 87 years old, residing in died due to cardiac arrest at home.

The family wanted to be a part of the noble cause of eye donation so after Mr. Brahma Swarup’s death, his son immediately googled “eye donation” and found MOHAN Foundation’s toll free helpline number. The family went ahead with eye donation so that someone else can receive a gift of sight. Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Y.P.M Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 9:00 PM.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#57:

On November 1, 2022, Mrs. Sandhya Agarwal from Cuttack, Odisha (Organ Donation Ambassador trained by MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr. Pradeep Jain, who called on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Mrs. Sandhya contacted Ms Preeti Goswami, (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation-Delhi NCR) at 10:18 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi-NCR.

Ms. Preeti called Mr. Pradeep to find out the details of the case. His mother, Mrs. Sunita Jain, age 86 of Faridaba, Haryana, died due to cardiac arrest at home.

Mrs. Sunita Jain pledged for eye donation in 2018 so to fulfill her last wish, her son called on MF National Organ Donation Toll-free Helpline number for the corneal donation. Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Shakti Eye Bank, Faridabad for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 12:30 PM.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#58:

On October 31, 2022, Ms. Arshiya Fatima (Helpline Counsellor, Chennai, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr. Puneet Gupta, who called on behalf of his friend Mr. Pavan Kumar Bajaj. Ms. Arshiya contacted Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi, (Programme Manager, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 2:57 PM and requested her to coordinate this case from Delhi.

Dr. Muneet forwarded the case to Ms. Simran Anand (Programme Manager, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office). Ms. Simran called Mr. Puneet to coordinate the case. Mr. Pavan's mother Mrs. Sudesh Rani Bajaj, age 78, died from natural causes at their residence in Gurugram-122002 on October 31, 2022 at 12:55pm. Mrs. Sudesh was suffering from thyroid, diabetes and brain illness for the past many years. She was not responding much for the past couple of days.

Mr. Pavan got to know about eye donation from his friend Mr. Puneet. The family went ahead with eye donation so that someone else can receive a gift of sight.

Ms. Simran counselled with the family about the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Y.P.M Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 4:10 PM.

Report by – Ms. Simran Anand


#59:

In the early morning hours of 29th October 2022, Dr Hemal Kanvinde received a call on the helpline for a probable cornea donation in Mumbai. Mr Piyush Parekh said that his relative Mr. Vijay, 60 years, died at home due to cardiac arrest at 4:00 am and the family were discussing eye donation. Dr Hemal gave them a list of eye banks as well as contact details of Ms Rashmi Shetty, MOHAN Foundation’s counselor in Mumbai.

Ms. Rashmi contacted Mr. Piyush Parekh to find out the details of the deceased. Mr. Piyush had already contacted the nearby eye bank at Kandiwali, Mumbai. The eye bank team was on the way to Mr. Vijay’s residency at Kandiwali.

So Ms. Rashmi explained the procedure of skin donation to Mr. Piyush and counseled him to consider skin donation, he spoke to his family members, they were not willing to go forward with skin donation. Mr. Piyush conveyed this message to Ms. Rashmi and thanked for her support and dedication.

MOHAN Foundation salutes Mr. Piyush and his family members for their generosity during their time of utmost grief.

Report by – Ms. Rashmi Shetty


#60:

On 23rd October, just a day before Deepawali 78 year old Shrimati Anoop Jain breathed her last at midnight in Chennai. As the distraught family tried to cope with the grief, her grandson Akshat reminded everyone that grandma had once read about eye donation in the news and ever since then, she would often say that this is a good cause and when the time comes for her, the family should try and donate her eyes.

Akshat asked his friend. Khush to see how this could be done as it was already midnight and the middle of the festive season. Searching online, Khush found the Toll Free 24 Hour Helpline of MOHAN Foundation and made a call at 12:38 am.

Anita Hada was on duty at the time and took the call. On learning of the desire of the family, she sent the details of Eye Banks and Cornea Retrieval Centres based in Chennai, as per the data on the MOHAN Foundation App to Khush via text message. Then she also called up to confirm and advised them to cover the eyes of the donor with moist cotton wool to keep the corneas in proper condition till retrieval.

The family contacted Shankar Netralaya (No.41. College Road, Chennai) and the team reached their residence and the eye donation was done by 2:00 am. Akshat said the team from Shankar Netralaya was very professional, sensitive and respected the boundaries.

As the sun rose on the day of Deepawali, the light of life was truly lit by late Shrimati Anoop Jain and family.

Report by – Dr. Anita Hada


#61:

On 23rd October 2022, Ms. Laishram Monica of Manipur received a call on the helpline from Mr. Rohan about the possibility of cornea donation. His grandmother Mrs. Puvvada Padmavati, 83 years of age and a resident of Hyderabad, Telangana, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at around 2:30PM. Ms Monica immediately reported the case to Dr. Bhanu Prakash Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad.

Mrs. Padmavati was admitted in Durgabhai Deskhmukh Hospital due to aging and ill health and hence grandson wanted to donate corneas. Dr. Bhanu Prakash spoke to the family and clarified their doubts regarding eye donation.

He immediately contacted Vasan Eye Bank for corneal retrieval. Corneas were successfully retrieved and utilised for two corneal blind patients. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their intention to donate corneas even during the time of utmost grief.

Report by – Ms. Srividya Subramanian


#62:

On 13th October 2022, Mrs V. Kamalaxmi succumbed to a cardiac arrest at her residence at around 3pm. Her husband immediately approached MOHAN Foundation helpline regarding his wish to donate her corneas and give the gift of vision to several others. Dr Bhanu Chandra, Transplant coordinator of MOHAN Foundation Hyderabad clarified the doubts of the family on corneal donation.

Dr Bhanu Chandra immediately contacted Vasan Eye Bank for corneal retrieval. Corneas were successfully retrieved and utilised for two corneal blind patients.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their intention to donate corneas even during the time of utmost grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#63:

On the midnight of 11 Oct 2022, Ms Srividya of Hyderabad office received a call through the helpline for a possible eye donation in Rourkela. The information was given to Dr Hemal in Chennai and was passed on to Organ Donation Ambassador and National Lead for donation of Akhil Bharatiya Marwari Mahila Sammellan (ABMMS) Mrs. Sushila Farmania.

Mrs Sarojini Pattanaik, 82 years passed away at home and her grandson Mr Ram Kishore Pattanaik was interested in eye donation. Mr. Ram Kishore convinced the family that the donation will give sight to two people and finally they agreed. Mrs Sarojini was the glue of the family and kept everyone together, she loved gardening and maintained a beautiful large garden.

The ABMMS leader of Rourkela Ms Kalpana Bagadia spoke with the family and then coordinated with the Drishti Daan Eye bank in - charge Ms. Nalini. In the early hours of Oct 12, 2022 corneas were retrieved successfully by eye-bank technicians of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Hospital of Rourkela.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to the family for their donation. MOHAN Foundation also expresses its thanks to the members of ABMMS and Drishti Daan EyeBank for their follow up.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#64:

On 8th October, 2022 Mr Jagdish Borude, Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation working in Sassoon General Hospital, Pune received a call from Mr Yogesh Kulkarni, his relative, Mrs Swati Suresh Joshi, 76 years old, died because of sepsis with neurodegenerative disease. Mr Yogesh had called helpline number of MOHAN foundation around 1 pm and Ms Arshiya Fathima H counseled them about body and eye donation and gave them Mr Jagdish's number. Family of the deceased wanted to donate the body for the medical purpose and social cause.

Mr Jagdish checked all parameters i.e cause of death, time of death and other vital details. It was found that the deceased person was died because of sepsis and is a contraindication for body donation. Mr Jagdish then counseled Mr Yogesh Kulkarni for eye donation who spoke to his family for some time and they all agreed for eye donation.

Mr Jagdish then contacted Sassoon Hospital, Othalmology department and Ms Riya Dhende, MSW about the case. Dr Pooja, Junior resident along with her team went to deceased person's home for cornea retrieval and to take case history and pay condolences towards family members.

Dr Pooja and other team members approached to deceased person's home and did retrieval of whole eye balls and thus tissue donation was successful. At the end, Dr Pooja handed over appreciation certificate to Mr Yogesh Kulkarni. Family thanked MOHAN foundation and Sassoon Hospital team for their efforts. Mr Jagdish thanked and appreciated Mr Yogesh Kulkarni and his family members for contributing noble cause.

Report by – Mr. Jagdish Borude


#65:

On 5th October Ms. Namita from Bengaluru made a call to MOHAN Foundation helpline number and enquired about organ donation after death. She said that her mother Mrs. Mohini of 73yrs of age was aiing and had spoken of donation. Ms. Ranjini Shankar the project officer, MOHAN Foundation Begaluru explained all details and counselled for whole body donation after the death.

Subsequently in the early morning hours of 15th October 2022, Ms. Namita made a follow up call to MOHAN Foundation helpline number. Ms. Anitha Hada of Jaipur office received the call and directed the informtion to Ms Ranjini. Ms. Namita informed that her mother Mrs. Mohini passed away early morning on 15th October 2022, at Kites Geriatric Care Bengaluru and she wanted to fulfil her mother's wish. With the assistance f Ms Ranjini, the donation was successfully completed at 11.30 am at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute ( formerly Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital) Bengaluru.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ms Namitha for her decision to donate the body for medical studies.

Report by – Ms. Ranjini Sankar


#66:

On 26th September 2022, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant coordinator, Hyderabad of MOHAN Foundation received an eye donation call through the helpline.

Mrs Sita Devi, 77 years of age died at her home at Kakathiya hills, Mahdapur, Hyderabad, due to cardiac arrest. Her son, Mr.Balaji, wanted to donate his mother’s corneas and called the helpline for assistance and for information.

Dr. Bhanu spoke to Mr. Balaji and explained the procedure. Dr. Bhanu informed Vasan Eye Bank, Hyderabad. Cornea donation was done successfully.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#67:

“Madame, it is my wedding anniversary on 24th September!”, said a male voice in accented English.

I was caught off guard for a split second but I immediately congratulated him while I silently wondered if he had dialled the Organ Donation Helpline by mistake.

As I asked him his name, location and where did he get our number, I got prompt replies and his enthusiasm reached over the unseen wires from Kolkata to Jaipur as he elaborated before I could ask “Madame, I and my wife Sujata want to pledge our organs on our 30th Wedding Anniversary and also request some friends to do so, can you help us?” This was on 14th September and I was on my volunteer duty from 6 pm to 9 pm on the Helpline when I got this call at 6:30 pm from Deb Kumar Maitra from Kolkata). I congratulated him again, on his upcoming anniversary on 24th September and then for this wonderful decision. Mr Maitra needed help in execution of the idea.

I got the number of Capt Swamy from Dr Hemal Kanvinde our partner in Kolkata to facilitate and coordinate a group pledging for this wonderful couple. I called up Capt Swamy and explained the situation to him and requested him to facilitate the Organ Donation Pledging at the party as some guests might have some questions.

Mr Maitra was guided to register online on the MOHAN Foundation website and the logo of MF was also sent to him to put on the banner.

On 24th September the party was held at AE 218 Salt Lake Kolkata and 12 friends of the couple pledged their organs. The initiative was also covered by Times of India, Kolkata. The concerned reporter asked me for a quote and on behalf of MOHAN Foundation I appreciated the unique initiative of the couple and wished them luck.

The couple has assured that they will continue to spread the word about Organ Donation and motivate more people to pledge their organs.

As I go back to my daily calls, I wait for a call which will say-“Madame, it is my birthday and ……”.

Report by – Dr. Anita Hada


#68:

On September 18, 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Chennai) received a call from Mr. Manoj Sethi, expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his beloved wife on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Dr. Hemal contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 2:43 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti called up Mr. Manoj to find out the details of the patient. Caller's wife, Mrs. Mohita Sethi was 43 years old, resident of House no- 24/59, West Patel Nagar, Delhi-110008. At 12:30 AM, she was found unconscious on the bed at home hence immediately taken to Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. She died due to cardiac arrest.

Mr. Manoj had pledged for eye donation some years ago. So, he wanted to be a part of this noble cause and made a decision to donate his wife’s corneas to give someone a gift of sight. Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Safdarjung Eye Bank, Delhi for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 7:30 AM.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for this decision.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#69:

On 3rd September 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde of MOHAN Foundation received a call through the helpline for donation of cornea. She forwarded the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant coordinator, Hyderabad.

Mr Rama Krishna Raju, 57 years old was a victim of a road traffic accident when his two wheeler was hit by a 4 wheeler on 2nd Sept, 2022. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, was admitted to a private hospital. After a day's treatment the doctors declared him dead at 7:30am on 3rd Sept. The family shifted the body to Gandhi Govt hospital for post-mortem. The deceased’s son Chandu called MOHAN foundation helpline to enquire about the possibility of eye donation.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash spoke to the family of the deceased and explained the procedure. Dr. Bhanu informed LV Prasad Eye bank, Hyderabad and successfully coordinated the cornea donation on 3rd September 2022.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#70:

On August 17, 2022, Dr. Anita Hada (Project Director, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum) received a call from Mr. Raj Singh, age 26 expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his father on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Dr. Anita contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 8:44 PM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti called up Mr. Raj to find out the details of the patient. Caller's father, Mr. Daya Singh was 63 years old, resident of House no-78, Village-Surhera, Najafgarh, Delhi-110043. At 6 PM, he was found unconscious on the bed at home hence immediately taken to Rao Tularam Memorial Hospital, Jaffarpur Kalan, Delhi, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

The family had learned about eye donation from their neighbourhood, where many people pledged for eye donation. They also wanted to be a part of this noble cause so after Mr. Daya Singh's death, his son immediately googled “eye donation” and found MOHAN Foundation’s toll free helpline number. The family went ahead with eye donation so that someone else can receive a gift of sight.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Y.P.M Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 12:30 AM.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#71:

On early morning 11th August 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a call for body donation in Hyderabad. She immediately informed Dr. Bhanu Prakash Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad, about the request. Mr. Nageswar Rao stated that his grandfather B. Balasubramanyam 77/M, had died due to cardiac arrest at their residence in Khajaguda, Hyderabad. B.Balasubramanyam had pledged for body donation many years ago and the family wanted to fulfil his wishes.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash explained & coordinated the whole process of body donation with the family of the deceased and also coordinated with Dr. Prajaktha, Professor of Anatomy and Principal of ESIC Medical college, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad. Corneas were donated to LV Prasad Eye Institute.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generous gesture.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#72:

On 31st July 2022, Dr. Bhanu Prakash received a helpline call for assistance in body donation. Mrs. Anitha stated that her father Mallikarjun Rao had succumbed to cardiac arrest at their residence in Vijayawada, AP. He had pledged for body donation and expressed his will to donate organs to his family. Hence, to fulfill the wishes Mrs. Anitha reached out to MOHAN Foundation for the same.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash explained the process of body donation with a detailed overview on body donation. The family agreed to donate Mr. Rao’s body to a medical college. Dr. Prakash coordinated with Dr. Swathi Anatomy professor Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Medical college, Andhra Pradesh.

Finally, the wishes of the departed was fulfilled with the Body Donation at Siddhartha Medical College, Andhra Pradesh.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#73:

On 16th July 2022, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator in Hyderabad received a helpline call for corneal donation from Mr. Anil stating that his father Mr. P.B Jayadev succumbed to cardiac arrest. The deceased had pledged to donate organs. Fulfilling his father’s request Mr. Anil Jayadev reached out to MOHAN Foundation toll free number for corneal donation.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash addressed the family and counselled them for Body Donation also. The grieving family asked for some time and agreed to donate their loved one’s corneas and body to a Medical College. Dr. Prakash coordinated the corneal and body donation. Mr. Jayadeva's corneas were donated to LV. Prasad Eye Institute and the body was taken to Gandhi Medical College for research purposes.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#74:

On July 15, 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr. Prince Mahana, expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his maternal uncle on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant helpline number. Dr. Hemal contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 6:37 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti called up Mr. Prince to find out the details of the patient. Caller's uncle, Mr. Rajinder Gandhi was 64 years old, resident of New Delhi. At 2:30 AM, he was found unconscious on the bed at home hence immediately taken to Pushpanjali Medical Centre in Anand Vihar, Delhi, where the doctors declared him brought dead. Mr. Rajinder was a healthy man and had no medical history. He was playing with his grandchildren till 12 PM and went to sleep and after that he never woke up.

Mr. Rajinder pledged for eye donation in April 2020. So, the family wanted to fulfill his last wish. After his death, Mr. Prince immediately googled “eye donation” and found MOHAN Foundation’s toll free helpline number. The family went ahead with eye donation so that someone else can receive a gift of sight.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital - Eye Bank, New Delhi for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 9:20 AM.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#75:

On 25th June 2022, Mrs Sandhya Agarwal, Organ Donation Ambassador and helpline counselor, received a call for a probable body donation from Dakshineswar near Kolkata. The deceased was 80 years old, Mr Sujit Kumar Dutta of Kolkata and had died due to a stroke. His family was interested in voluntary body donation. Sandhya counseled them about eye donation as well and the family agreed.

She coordinated with Disha Eye Hospital – Prova Eye bank for cornea donation and College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital for voluntary body donation. Both were successfully carried out.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity during the time of grief.

Report by – Ms. Sandhya Agarwal


#76:

On 11th June 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde of MOHAN Foundation received a call about a possible cornea donation in Hyderabad. She forwarded the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad.

Mrs Tara, 70 years old female died at her home at Kawadi Guda Hyderabad, Telangana due to cardiac arrest. Mr. Vishal, her son wanted to donate the corneas so he called MOHAN Foundation’s helpline.

Dr. Prakash spoke to Mr. Vishal (a software professional in High-tech City, Hyderabad) and explained the procedure. Further he informed Vasan Eye Bank, Hyderabad and successfully coordinated the cornea donation.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in their time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#77:

On Friday 10th June 2022 Dr Hemal received a call for a probable body donation in Chennai. Ms Radhika said that her relative has passed away and family were interested in body donation. All information was given to her. Later on during follow-up Dr Hemal spoke to Ms Mouli Subramaniam granddaughter of the deceased 94 year old Mr V S Sikharam and gave more information about the systems in private and government hospitals. The family then made the donation at SRIHER.

Mr Sikharam was a jovial person, worked his whole life and retired as DGM Karur Vysya bank. He was well loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed movies on netflix and led a good social life.

MOHAN Foundation thanks his family for their generosity in the time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#78:

On May 21, 2022, the helpline received a call from Ms. Chhaya Langa from Rajkot (Gujarat), whose brother had been declared brain dead and they were being counselled by the hospital to consider organ donation. Ms. Kavitha, took the call, noted the relevant information and passed it on to Ms. Jaya Jairam of Mumbai for further handling.

While speaking to Ms. Chhaya, Ms. Jaya gathered that her brother, Mr. Bhavesh Baliya, a 42 year old man had met with an accident when his bike skid. He had suffered severe brain injuries and was admitted to a Government hospital, after which he was shifted to a Trust hospital for further treatment. After extensive tests, the doctors confirmed him to be brain dead and informed the family. The family was subsequently counselled for organ donation and while they were considering it, they seemed to have some doubts on the process and whether the Government bodies are involved.

Their questions were - Will we get a certificate or letter from the Government body if we agree to donate?
Is the donor family paid any compensation from the funds that are charged from the recipients during transplantation?

Ms. Jaya explained the process to them and amply assured them about the process being legal. She also explained that organ donations are altruistic in India - neither the recipients are charged for the organs, nor is any compensation paid to the donor family. After speaking to the Gujarat SOTTO representative, she assured Ms. Chhaya that they will be given an appreciation letter/certificate from the Government body after the donation. The lady and her family members thereafter decided to proceed with giving their consent to donate the heart, liver, kidneys and eyes. Liver, pair of kidneys and pair of corneas were donated successfully to patients in Ahmedabad (heart was found unsuitable for donation).

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ms Chayya for the brave decision to donate organs of her brother.

Report by – Ms. Jaya Jairam


#79:

On May 18, 2022, Ms. Preetha Baskar, Helplimne Counselor, MOHAN Foundation-Chennai received a call from Mr. Lokesh Mittal expressing his desire to donate the corneas of her uncle on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Dr. Muneet contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 1:50 PM and requested her to coordinate the case.

Ms. Preeti called up Mr. Lokesh to find out the details of the patient. Caller's uncle, Mr. Pravesh Khanna was 72 years old, resident of Patel Nagar, New Delhi. He died of cardiac arrest at Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. Mr. Chandresh Khanna, son of Mr. Pravesh Khanna spoke with his brother, Mr. Lokesh (the caller) and expressed his interest to donate his father’s eye so that someone else can receive the gift of sight.

Ms. Lokesh informed Ms. Preeti that after his discussion with his brother, he immediately Googled “How to donate eyes and eye donation” and found MOHAN Foundation’s helpline number on the top of the Google page. Hence, he called on the helpline number. This highlighted the visibility of MF’s helpline.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital- Eye Bank, New Delhi for the retrieval of corneas. Unfortunately, the corneas could not be retrieved due to bleeding of eyes.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Gowswami


#80:

On 20th April, 2022 Ms. Neha received a call for a possible cornea donation in Mumbai. The message was sent to Ms. Rashmi Shetty for follow up action. Ms. Neha had shared the details and phone number of Mr. Mahesh Kothari - brother-in–law of the deceased - Mr. Chandrakant Jayantilal Shah.

When Ms. Rashmi called Mr. Kothari, he shared that Mr. Chandrakanth was a fit and fine person, for the past few days he was suffering from breathlessness and on 20th April, 2022 morning at around 8.10 AM he stopped breathing and the family members called the doctor. The treating doctor visited their house and diagnosed that Mr. Chandrakant had suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest and declared him dead.

Mr. Chandrakant’s family fondly wished to donate his corneas and skin so Mr. Kothari contacted MOHAN Foundation’s helpline to seek more information about organ donation and the process. Thereafter Ms. Rashmi patiently answered all his queries and counseled them for eye and skin donation.

Ms. Rashmi coordinated with Arpan Eye Bank for eye retrieval and Masina Skin Bank for skin retrieval, eyes and skin was retrieved successfully.

Mr. Kothari thanked Ms. Rashmi for immediately responding to them and for coordinating with the skin and eye bank. MOHAN Foundation salutes Mr. Chandrakant and his family members for their generosity during their time of utmost grief.

Report by – Ms. Rashmi Shetty


#81:

On 15th April, 2022 at the midnight hours of 12:30 am. Dr. Hemal received a call on MOHAN Foundation Organ donation and transplant helpline. Mr. Ramesh, son of the deceased shared details of his deceased mother Mrs. Appama and was seeking help for cornea donation.

Dr. Hemal redirected the call to Dr. Bhanu Chandra, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad as Mrs. Appama belonged to Khammam - a district in Telangana. Mr. Ramesh explained that Mrs. Appama suffered a cardiac arrest and was declared dead by a group of doctors.

Mr. Ramesh’s family fondly wished to donate her corneas as Mrs. Appama expressed her wish to give vision for the blind. Fulfilling his monther’s wish, he contacted MOHAN Foundation’s helpline to seek more information on the process of corneal donation. Dr. Bhanu Chandra explained the process in detail and counselled them for corneal donation.

Dr. Chandra coordinated with Khammam eye bank for corneal retrieval. Mrs. Appama’s corneas were successfully retrieved.

MOHAN Foundation salutes Mr. Ramesh and his family for their generosity during their utmost times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#82:

In the late night of March 15, 2022, Dr. Hemal received a call from Mr. Krishnamurthy about the death of his close friend Mr. D S Manoharan aged 88 years. The deceased pledged his organs in the year 2014 and had a donor card. The family was interested in fulfilling his wishes.

Dr. Hemal took down the relevant details and coordinated the donation with Sankara Netralaya.

Mr. Manoharan worked in the South Central Railways as Senior labour Relationship Officer at Vijaywada and after retirement had settled down in Tambaram, near the Air Force station. An affable person he was close to the railway ministers of his time like Madhu Dandawate etc. He was honest and true to his work and contributed most of his savings to the betterment of children in orphanages.

MOHAN Foundations thanks the family and his friend Mr Krishnamurthy for their efforts in fulfilling the wishes of Mr. Manoharan.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#83:

On February 13, 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Ms. Shweta Sharma at 1.00 am expressing her desire to donate the corneas of her brother-in-law on the MF Toll free helpline number. Dr. Hemal contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 1:02 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti called up Ms. Shweta to find out the details of the patient. Caller's brother-in-law, Mr. Ravi Shekhar Mangalmurti was 46 years old, resident Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. He died of cardiac arrest due to throat cancer. It was 12 midnight when he was found unconscious on the bed and was immediately taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, where the doctors declared him brought dead. Mr. Ravi Shekhar suffered from throat cancer. 4 days before his death, Positron emission tomography (PET) CT scan was done and it was found out that the cancer did not spread and the rest of the body was clear.

Ms. Shweta also informed that the entire Sharma family have pledged for body donation which is commendable. She said since Mr. Ravi Shekhar's body could not be donated because of cancer, the family went ahead with eye donation so that someone else can receive a gift of sight. Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Dr. Shroff Charity Eye Hospital Eye Bank, New Delhi for the retrieval of corneas which was done successfully at 3:00 AM.

The family thanked Ms. Preeti for her efforts and that the report link may be shared withvthem so that it can be circulated among their family and friend's whatsapp group to promote eye donations.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#84:

During the early morning of 12th February 2022, Dr.Hemal of MOHAN Foundation received a call through helpline of a possible cornea donation. The details were forwarded to Ms. Ranjini Shankar MS, Transplant Coordinator, Bengaluru.

Mr. R, 26 years male died due to self-suicide at home at Chamarajpet Bengaluru. Mr. S, his uncle wanted to donate the corneas. Hence, he called MOHAN Foundation helpline.

Ms. Ranjini Shankar MS spoke to Mr. S explained the procedure. Even though it was very much early in the morning, Mr. Marulappa LN Transplant Coordinator informed to Lions Eye Bank and successfully coordinated the cornea donation on the early morning of 12th February 2022.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in time of grief.

Report by – Ms. Ranjini Shankar & Mr.LN Marulappa


#85:

On February 3, 2022, Mr. Shridhar Hanchnichal received a call late at night for a possible eye/body donation. The caller, Ms. Y called to say that her father 58 years Mr. SAY had died and they needed information on body donation.

Mr. A used to run an Online Lottery business and was suffering from hepatic encephalopathy for the past three years. It was his wish that his body be donated and the family wanted to fulfill this wish.

Mr. Shridhar gave them all the information and the body was accepted at Sion Hospital in the Anatomy Department. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their donation.

Report by – Mr. Shridhar Hancnichal


#86:

During the late night of 2nd February 2022, Dr. Hemal of MOHAN Foundation received an eye donation call through helpline and she forwarded the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad.

Mr. Subbarao, 65 years old male died at home at Proddutoor, Kadapa district, Andra Pradesh due to cardiac arrest and Mr. Subhash, son wanted to donate his father’s corneas. Hence, he called MOHAN Foundation helpline.

Dr. Prakash spoke to Mr. Subhash and explained the procedure. Even though it was middle of night, Dr. Bhanu informed to Y.V Lakshmi Devi Eye bank, Sneha Seva Samithi, Proddutur, Kadapa district, Andra Pradesh and successfully coordinated the cornea donation on the early morning of 2nd February 2022.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#87:

On February 2, 2022, Ms Rashmi Shetty received a helpline call from Ms. Prathyushaof Hyderabad. She stated that a few days ago, her uncle, Mr. Murali Krishna who was based out of United States of America, was visiting his mother at Hyderabad. During this visit, on the fateful day of 2nd February 2022, all of a sudden, he stopped breathing and he was rushed to Care Hospital, Musheerabad. The doctors diagnosed that he had suffered a massive cardiac arrest and declared him dead.

Mr. Murali Krishna’s wife Mrs. Vidya fondly wished to donate her husband’s organs and requested their niece, Ms. Prathyusha to coordinate for the same. Hence, the latter contacted MOHAN Foundation’s helpline to seek more information about organ donation and the process thereafter. Ms. Rashmi patiently answered all her queries and counseled them for eye and skin donation. At first, Ms. Prathyusha was scared that the body might appear disfigured after skin donation and was unsure about proceeding with skin donation. Ms. Rashmi explained to her process of skin and eye donation and gave her confidence that there would be no disfigurement whatsoever and that it would be a very noble decision. Ms. Prathyusha felt reassured and gave the consent to proceed.

Ms. Rashmi coordinated with Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital for eye retrieval. She shared the case details with Dr. Bhanu Prakash (MOHAN Foundation Hyderabad) and requested him to coordinate for skin donation. Dr. Bhanu coordinated with the skin bank team and Mr. Murali’s skin was retrieved successfully. Thus, Mr. Murali’s eyes were donated to L.V Prasad Eye Bank (through Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital) and skin was donated to Osmania hospital.

Ms. Prathyusha thanked Ms. Rashmi and the MOHAN Foundation team for their help. She also shared that drawing inspiration from her Uncle and Aunt, she had gone ahead and pledged her organs.

MOHAN Foundation salutes Mr. Murali Krishna and his family members for their generosity during their time of utmost grief.

Report by – Ms. Rashmi Shetty & Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#88:

During the late night of 1st February 2022, Dr. Hemal of MOHAN Foundation received an eye donation call for a possible eye donation. She forwarded the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad.

Mr. S, 65 years old male died at home at Proddutoor, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh due to cardiac arrest. His son Mr. M. wanted to donate his father’s corneas. Hence, he called the organ donation helpline.

Dr. Prakash spoke to Mr. M and explained the procedure. Even though it was just past midnight, Dr. Bhanu informed the Y.V Lakshmi Devi Eye Bank, Sneha Seva Samithi, Proddutur, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. He successfully coordinated the cornea donation in the early morning of 2nd February 2022.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#89:

On 30th January 2022, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator of MOHAN Foundation, Hyderabad received an enquiry on eye donation through helpline. Mrs. J. B, 60 years old died at home at Yellandu town, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana due to cardiac arrest. Her son Mr. N, contacted the helpline to inquire about eye donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash gave the necessary information and the precautions for eye donation.

He then immediately informed and coordinated with Khammam Eye bank about a possible cornea retrieval. He also spoke to the donor’s son and all other relatives, and received a consent for cornea donation. Corneas successfully donated to Khammam Eye Bank, in the evening of the same day i.e 30th January 2022.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. N and his family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#90:

On the night of January 24, 2022, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr. SD, age 42 expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his son on the Organ Donation Toll free helpline number. Dr. Hemal contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 11:32 PM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti then called up Mr. SD to find out the details of the patient. Caller's son, HD was 17 years old, died of cardiac arrest at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, New Delhi. He was admitted to hospital due to sudden chest congestion. HD suffered from epilepsy also. HD's mother, Mrs. ND was motivated by her cousin brother, who is a Pediatrician in Delhi to donate her son's eyes so that someone else can see the beautiful world through his eyes. He also informed her that for eye donation, she could approach MOHAN Foundation.

Ms. Preeti explained to the family the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Dr. Shroff Charity Eye Hospital- Eye Bank, New Delhi for the retrieval of corneas. Mrs. ND was highly motivated for her son's eye donation and wanted to know more about organ donation as it is a noble and life-saving cause. Ms. Preeti explained to her the whole procedure and how to pledge for organ donation. Mrs. ND was very impressed by the explanation and said she would discuss with her family about organ donation and would call Ms. Preeti at the time of signing up for organ donation.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by Dr. Shroff Charity Eye Hospital- Eye Bank at 4:30 AM on January 25, 2022.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially her family who were motivated to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#91:

On January 14, 2022, Mr. Singh contacted MOHAN Foundation’s helpline and connected with counsellor, Ms. Rashmi Shetty. He informed her about his mother-in-law, Smt. Renu Sinha’s* health condition, whom the doctors had pronounced as brain dead.

Giving more details about his mother-in-law’s medical history he shared that on January 6th, she had suffered massive stroke and lost consciousness. She was then rushed to a nursing home in Bhagalpur, Bihar and was put on a ventilator. After a CT scan, the treating doctor diagnosed that she had suffered brain hemorrhage. Praying for her health condition to improve, the family members rushed her to a bigger hospital in Siliguri. Sadly, there was no improvement in her health and when the doctors gave no hope, the family members shifted the patient back to Bhagalpur nursing home. Thereafter, the concerned doctors declared her brain dead.

Mr. Singh began to read up on the internet about brain death and came to know that a brain-dead individual’s organs could be donated. He discussed this with his family members, but Smt. Sinha’s sons and daughter were still hoping that their mother would recover from her unconscious state. They were divided about the thought of organ donation. Mr. Singh decided to call MOHAN Foundation helpline and seek more information on brain death, organ donation process and how it works. Ms. Rashmi provided all the information about brain death and organ donation process and she requested Ms. Jaya Jairam (Mumbai centre Head) to guide Mr. Singh on how organ donation could be made possible in Bihar, as Bihar had not had any deceased organ donation thus far.

Ms. Jaya got in touch with the Director of ROTTO-SOTTO, Kolkata (Government body), under whose purview the state of Jharkhand fell, and sought her help in this case. The Director assured that she would activate the SOTTO team at Patna and explore possibilities of sending a team of doctors to Bhagalpur for confirming and declaring brain death. Ms. Jaya thanked her immensely for her support.

Ms. Jaya conveyed the planned process to Mr. Singh and left him with the thought that thereafter, it was up to the family to decide whether they wanted to donate organs and that if they decided to do so, they would be saving the lives of at least 5 to 7 people suffering from end stage organ failure. Mr. Singh shared that the rest of the family members were still divided about accepting that their loved one was no more, and that he would revert once they made up their minds. He conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to MOHAN Foundation for having provided him with detailed information and also giving clarity on how organ donation would have been effected, had the family agreed to it. He added that it was a bigger comfort that the organ donation process involved an NGO like MOHAN Foundation and a Government body like ROTTO-SOTTO.

When followed up by MOHAN Foundation, after a few days, it was understood that unfortunately, the patient landed with complications and was diagnosed with COVID-19, due to which the patient suffered cardiac arrest.

While organ donation did not take place, this story highlights the impact of the Helpline.

*Name changed to respect privacy, as per family’s wishes.

Report by – Ms. Rashmi


#92:

In the late night of January 8th, 2022, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad, Telangana received information of a possible cornea donation from Dr. Hemal. He collected all details about the caller. Dr. Prakash spoke to deceased’s grandson Mr. S and found that Mrs. S aged 85 years had died at his home at Pothugal village, Siricilla district due to cardiac arrest at 11 pm.

He then spoke to the deceased's son Mr. G., a retired teacher and got consent for donation of his mother’s eyes. Dr. Bhanu Prakash then successfully coordinated the donation of corneas in the early morning on 9th Jan, 2022 with LV Prasad Eye Institute.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in times of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#93:

On December 20, 2021, Ms. Jaya Jairam received a call from a relative of the deceased, Mr. Vinay Shetye, 72 years who resided at Chunabhatti, Sion (Mumbai). He suffered a cardiac arrest that early morning at his residence. The relative was a doctor and she informed Ms. Jaya, that the daughters of the deceased were on their way to Mumbai, and that they were very keen to donate their father's organs, as it was his wish and they absolutely wanted to honour their father's wish.

Ms. Jaya gave her condolences and enquired about the time and cause of death. Upon ensuring that there were no contraindications to donation, she advised the relative that corneas and skin could be donated at home. They were not keen for whole body donation as they wished to perform further rites and rituals. Upon receipt of the death certificate copy, she coordinated with Bacchuali Eye Bank, Parel and Masina Skin Bank, Byculla. The whole procedure took place smoothly, thanks to total cooperation from the keen family members.

"Thank you. We really appreciate the promptness and help from your organisation" said the relative (who was a doctor) of the deceased. "Masina Hospital skin bank has successfully conducted skin retrieval today at Chunabhatti. Our special thanks to Mrs. Jaya Jairam of MOHAN Foundation who organised this" shared the skin bank official.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor Mr. Vinay Shetye and his family for enabling the gift of sight to two persons through corneal donation and for saving the lives of burn victims through skin donation.

Report by – Ms. Jaya Jairam


#94:

On November 6, 2021, Ms. Kavitha Aneesh (Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation-Kerala) received a call from Mr. LN, age 46 expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his mother on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll free helpline number. Ms. Kavitha contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) at 09:34 AM and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti then called up Mr. LN to find out the details of the patient. Caller's mother, Mrs. KS was 78 years old, resident of House no 98, Raja Garden, New Delhi. She died of cardiac arrest at home. The family wished to donate her eyes as they thought it was a noble cause and somebody else could see the beautiful world through her eyes. Ms. Preeti then explained the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with National Eye Bank at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the retrieval of corneas.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by National Eye Bank (AIIMS), New Delhi at 1:20 PM.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially her family who were motivated to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#95:

On 18th October 2021 at 3.00 am. Dr. Hemal Kanvinde took a call on the helpline for a possible cornea donation in Rajkot. Mr. N, 62 suffered from breast cancer and had passed due to cardiac arrest at home at 2 am. Her son Mr. M wished to donate her corneas.

Dr. Hemal counseled that cornea donation may be difficult and provided him with details of Eye bank in Rajkot - Arham Eye Hospital and names and number of Donate Life NGO. On followup call Mr. M informed me that the counselor said that they are unable to accept the cornea donation since the deceased suffered from cancer.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for coming forward for a donation, though it was not successful.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#96:

On 18th October 2021 at 4.00 am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a call through the helpline about a possible eye and whole body donation donation in Bengaluru. Mr. X called to say that his mother in law Mrs. Y 59 years passed away due to cardiac death at Jayadeva Hospital, Bengaluru. The family was interested in body donation.

Dr. Hemal counseled for eye donation and send to him details of the eye banks and hospitals accepting body donation.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Gautam of Laxmi Eye Bank, Panvel and Dr. Shilpa Karnik of RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli who were very cooperative and confirmed that shortly they will reach the hospital where the deceased was admitted for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated.

In a followup, Mr. Sridhar said that the cornea were retrieved by Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank and the body was donated to M S Ramaiah Medical College. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#97:

On 7th October 2021 at 5.00am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a call from Mr. B for information on eye donation in Kolkata. He said his father of 80 years has died due to cardiac arrest in a nursing home at Tollygunge and the family were ready for eye donation.

Dr. Hemal explained the precautions for eye donation and sent to him contact details of eye - banks in Kolkata. She also called Disha Eye Bank and gave them details of the deceased.

On follow up, Dr. Hemal spoke to the technician of Disha Eye Bank and understood that they had successfully collected the cornea. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their gesture of donation.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#98:

On 3rd October 2021 around 7 am, Mr S received a call on helpline from Mira Road, Mumbai from Mr A enquiring about Eye Donation of his relative (Aunt) Mrs P, 63 years old who had just died due to sudden Cardiac Arrest due to Acute Coronary Insufficiency. Mr S forwarded the case to Dr Jimmy Gupta for further coordination.

Dr Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and but refused for Skin Donation. Thus Dr Jimmy Gupta alerted the Eye Bank team for retrieval.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Ms Suchitra Vaity of Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre who were very cooperative and confirmed that shortly they will reach the residence of the deceased for Corneas retrieval respectively. Dr Jimmy kept the family updated.

After following up a few hours later Dr Jimmy got to know from Mr A that retrieval process of Eye donation has been completed. So the Corneas were donated to Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre respectively.

Dr Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#99:

On 29th September 2021 around 11 pm, Mr. Shridhar, of MOHAN Foundation Karanataka received a call on helpline from Vasai, Mumbai from Mr. JH enquiring about Eye Donation of her relative Mrs. PM, 71 years old who had just died due to sudden Cardiac Arrest with background of Accelerated Hypertension in case of Pelvic Injury due to Railway Accident a week back at Ravi Hospital, Centre for Trauma Care Vasai, Mumbai. Mr. Shridhar forwarded the case to Dr. Jimmy Gupta, Mumbai MOHAN Foundation Staff for further coordination.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr. Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Skin Donation. Thus Dr. Jimmy Gupta alerted both Eye and Skin Bank teams for retrieval. She also explained that Whole Body donation is not possible as the case being a MLC case and for Postmortem.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Gautam of Laxmi Eye Bank, Panvel and Dr. Shilpa Karnik of RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli who were very cooperative and confirmed that shortly they will reach the hospital where the deceased was admitted for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mr JH that retrieval process of Eye donation & Skin Donation has been completed. So the Corneas were donated to Laxmi Eye Bank, Panvel and Skin was donated to RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli respectively.

Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled. We also thank Ravi Hospital, Vasai, Mumbai for helping the family throughout the donation & retrieval processes thereby supporting the cause of donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#100:

On September 22, 2021 at 6.50 am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation, received a ca call on the helpline from Ms. AG regarding corneal donation of Mr. SM, age 58 who died due to cardiac arrest at MAX Hospital, Saket, New Delhi. He was a resident of Gurgaon.

Dr. Hemal forwarded this case to Ms. Preeti Goswami, Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation - Delhi NCR as the caller belongs to Gurgaon. Ms. Preeti spoke with Ms. AG and Ms. KA (daughter of Mr. SM) to collect more information. Ms. KA expressed her wish to donate her father's eyes. Ms. Preeti also informed them about the process of corneal donation.

Ms. Preeti then spoke with the eye technician from Dr. Shroff Eye Bank, New Delhi and gave him the caller's details. He then spoke with the family and found a detailed history of the deceased person. It was revealed that Mr. SM was suffering from liver cancer since February, 2021, which is a contraindication for eye donation according to the guidelines that the eye banks are following. Hence, the corneal donation was deferred.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their initiative to call the helpline, though the donation was unsuccessful.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#101:

On 18th September 2021 at around 12 pm, Mr. Bulu Bahera received a call on helpline from Mr. DC. He said that his mother Mrs. WC, 55 years old, resident of Gujarat died due to Cardiac Arrest at around 10.30 am at her home. Mr. Bulu Behera explained the process of Cornea Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family and forwarded the case to Dr. Jimmy Gupta for further coordination regarding tissue donation.

Dr. Jimmy then spoke with Mr. DC, son of the patient and took information regarding patient past history, condition and blood reports. After receiving the whole information of the patient Dr. Jimmy noted that the patient's cause of death was not clear and the patient also had a history of fever with unavailability of Covid report.

Dr. Jimmy also spoke to a few Eye Banks but they also deferred the case mentioning Covid Protocols and the deceased being a home death case. So Dr. Jimmy conveyed this to Mr. DC that tissue donation is not possible and thanked him for supporting the noble cause of Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#102:

On 17th September 2021 around 3.30 am , Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call from Mrs. TS from Thane, enquiring about Eye Donation and Whole Body Donation of her father Mr. VV, 85 years old who died about an hour back due to sudden Terminal Cardiac Arrest at Reliance Hospital, Navi Mumbai.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr. Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Skin Donation and also wished to donate Whole Body to the government medical college for medical purposes. Thus Dr. Jimmy Gupta alerted both Eye and Skin Bank teams for retrieval.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Ms. Suchitra Vaity of Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre and Dr. Shilpa Karnik of RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli who were very cooperative and confirmed that shortly they will reach deceased residence for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated and also inquired with Dr. Prakash Mane from the Anatomy Department of MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai regarding formalities and transport of the deceased body after both Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Mane explained to the family about required formalities for Whole Body Donation.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mrs. TS that retrieval process of Eye donation & Skin Donation has been completed in the ICU itself. Corneas were donated to Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre, Parel and Skin was donated to RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli respectively. Finally after the tissue donation completion, the Whole Body was donated to MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai as per the family wish.

Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled. We also thank Reliance Hospital Koparkhairne, Navi Mumbai for helping the family throughout the donation & retrieval processes thereby supporting the cause of donation and MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#103:

On 13th September 2021 around 10 am , Dr Jimmy received a call on helpline from Mrs SS enquiring about Eye Donation of her mother Mrs BS, 71 years old who had just died due to sudden Cardiogenic shock in known case Chronic Kidney Disease on regular Dialysis at Namah Centre at Kandivali, Mumbai.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Skin Donation and also wished to donate Whole Body to the government medical college for medical purposes. Dr. Jimmy explained to them that as the patient was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease, Whole Body Donation is not possible. Thus Dr. Jimmy Gupta alerted both Eye and Skin Bank teams for retrieval.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Ms Suchitra Vaity of Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre and Dr. Shilpa Karnik of RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli who were very cooperative and confirmed that shortly they will reach deceased residence for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mrs. SS that retrieval process of Eye donation & Skin Donation has been completed. So the Corneas were donated to Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre, Parel and Skin was donated to RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli respectively.

Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled. We also thank Namah Centre for helping the family throughout the donation & retrieval processes thereby supporting the cause of donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#104:

On 9th September 2021 around 1 pm, Mr. Bulu Behera, Transplant Coordinator Nagpur received a call on helpline from Ms. PS enquiring about Eye Donation of her father Mr. VS, 71 years old who had died around two hours back due to sudden cardiac arrest at his residence at Andheri, Mumbai. Mr. Bulu Behera forwarded the case to Dr. Jimmy Gupta for further coordination regarding tissue donation.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked for some time to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr. Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation, so the family consented only for eye donation.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre who confirmed that shortly they will reach deceased residence for Corneas retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from family that retrieval process of Eye donation has been completed by Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre, Parel. Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#105:

On September 8, 2021 at 1.00 am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation, received MOHAN Foundation's helpline call from Mr. VS from Raipur. His mother in law has passed on and the family was interested in eye donation.

Mrs. VB, 75 years was a patient of Alzheimer’s and had died due to cardiac arrest. Dr. Hemal gave the contact information of an eye bank to Mr. VS. The MGM eye bank in Raipur did not respond to his calls and so the eye donation could not happen.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for thinking of donation, in their time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#106:

On 31st August 2021 around 11.30 am, Mrs. Neha Sharma, Project officer Chandigarh received a call from Mr. RA (JEEVAN Group Foundation) regarding corneal donation of Mrs. SG 65/F who had a Cardiac arrest around 1 hour back. She was a resident of Jain Nagar, Laal Kothi, Bhopal. Ms. Neha forwarded the case to Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi, Transplant coordinator, Nagpur for further coordination. Ms. Prarthana spoke with both the sons Mr PG and Mr AG of the deceased and explained to them regarding the process of Cornea Donation.

Ms. Prarthana coordinated with a few Eye Banks but due to Covid situation some Eye Banks refused. Ms. Prarthana conveyed about the situation to Dr. Jimmy Gupta, Program Officer, Mumbai. Dr. Jimmy called and took help from Mr. Ahsan Ulah Ansari (NATCO Executive Member) in Bhopal who helped us in coordination. After collaborative efforts the team from Hemadia Govt Hospital and Eye Bank, Bhopal proceeded and corneal donation happened at the stipulated time.

Ms. Prarthana thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled. We also thank Mr. Ahsan Ansari for his timely help and support.

Report by – Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi


#107:

On 26th August 2021 around 10.30 am, Mrs Neha Sharma, Program Officer Chandigarh received call from Mrs. DD from Shatayu Foundation regarding regarding corneal donation of Mrs. RS 83/F who had Cardiac arrest and was a resident of Kandivali, Mumbai. Ms. Neha forwarded the case to Dr. Jimmy Gupta, Program Coordinator, Mumbai for further coordination. Dr. Jimmy spoke with Mrs. KS patient relative and counselled her about the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation who asked sometime to discuss within the family.

Dr. Jimmy then spoke with the Skin Bank Coordinator but when detailed history was taken it was revealed that the patient had been bedridden for the past one month and had bedsores So Skin Donation was not possible. She then coordinated with a few Eye Banks but due to recent history of coughing the case has been considered a suspected Covid case so Eye Donation was also not possible.

Dr. Jimmy conveyed about the situation and regretted that their loved ones wish could not be fulfilled to the family and Mrs. Devangi Dave from Shatayu Foundation and thanked them for reaching out to MOHAN Foundation. Mrs. KS also expressed his gratitude for the efforts trying to coordinate Eye Donation for his deceased relative.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#108:

On 25th August 2021 around 11.00 pm, Mr. Bulu Behera, Transplant Coordinator, Nagpur received a call from Mr. MS of Nasik about a possible organ donation of his cousin Mr. SS aged 32 years.

The case details were sent to Mr. Sanjay Rakibe, Transplant Coordinator in Nashik for further counseling and fact finding. Mr. Sanjay Rakibe went to Sopan Hospital Nashik and counselled the family. The deceased's wife was in home town 200 kms away and the relatives were reluctant to inform her about Shewal’s demise over the phone. They refused to give consent for donation.

Donation could not take place. MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Sanjay Rakibe for his efforts.

Report by – Mr. Bulu Behera


#109:

On 12th August 2021, around 3:30 pm, Ms. Kavitha, Transplant Coordinator Trivandrum, received a call from Mrs. DS, Jaipur, on the helpline number asking assistance for body donation. Her mother Smt. US aged 88 years and just passed away.

The case details were sent to MFJCF, Jaipur. Dr. Hanskia of MFJCF forwarded the case details to JSG Central Sanstha for coordinating the Body Donation. Smt. US’s last wish was to donate her body. After her death her family members fulfilled her wish. JNU Medical College Jaipur accepted the donation on 13.08.2021 at 15.00 PM.

MOHAN Foundation is thankful to Smt. US’s family and Jain Social Group for facilitating the Body Donation

Report by – Dr. Hansika Parwani


#110:

On 11th August 2021 at around 11 pm, Dr. Jimmy Gupta received call from Mrs. SS regarding corneal donation of Mr. JS 81/M who had Cardiac arrest due to Acute Myocardial Infarction at around 6 pm resident of Dombivli for coordination. Dr. Jimmy took detailed history of the deceased. She also counselled for Skin Donation but the family was unwilling for Skin Donation.

Dr. Jimmy then coordinated many Eye Banks for helpline call regarding corneal donation. All Eye Banks deferred the case as the Death happened at home and the COVID-19 negative report was not available. As per the guidelines, Eye Banks are accepting tissues from Hospitals with negative COVID results.

Dr. Jimmy informed the family about the situation and regretted that their loved one's wish could not be fulfilled. Mrs. SS also expressed her gratitude for the efforts trying to coordinate Eye Donation for her deceased relative.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#111:

On 10th August 2021, Dr. Sanaa Bhadwal, Transplant Coordinator, Rohtak, followed up a possible cornea donation call received on the MOHAN Foundation Organ Donation Toll Free Number as the caller was from Panipat, Haryana. This call was attended by Ms. Ishwarya Thiagarajan from Chennai and passed on to Dr. Sanaa.

Dr. Sanaa then talked to Mr. AK who expressed his desire to donate the corneas of his uncle Mr. BJ aged 51 years who had passed away at 8:00 am the same day. She also explained to the family the measures they could take to take care of the donor till the retrieval could be arranged. The family wished for the retrieval to be done at home and on further discussions with the nephew it was revealed that the family itself wished to coordinate the retrieval. Dr. Sanaa then advised them to contact MOHAN Foundation again if they needed any further assistance. On follow up it was revealed that the family was able to coordinate the cornea retrieval through Jan Seva Dal, Panipat.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for reaching out during their time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Sanaa Bhadwal


#112:

On July 31, 2021 at 12: 42 AM, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll free helpline number from Mr. SS expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his grandmother, Mrs. GV. Dr. Hemal gave contact details of some eye banks in Gurgaon to the caller. She then contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami (Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, Delhi NCR office) and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Gurugram.

Ms. Preeti then called up Mr. SS to find out the details of the patient. Mrs. GV was 82 years old, resident of Sector-50, Gurugram. She died of cardiac arrest at home. Some years ago, she had expressed her wish to donate her eyes. Ms. Preeti then explained the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Niramaya Eye Bank for the retrieval of corneas.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram at 1:45 AM.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially her family who were motivated especially during COVID times to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#113:

On 27th July 2021, at 5.55 pm Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi, Transplant Coordinator in Nagpur received a helpline call from Wakad, Pune. Mr. PM son in law of patient Mr. TB, 65yrs old male with history of DM and low Blood pressure had Cardiac arrest. The family wished to donate their tissues and Whole Body Donation of the deceased who had expressed his wish to donate.

Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi also spoke with Mrs. BM (daughter of patient) and took information regarding patient medical history. After receiving the whole information of the patient Ms. Prarthana explained the process of Cornea Donation and Whole Body Donation to the patient's relatives. Giving the family sometime to discuss among themselves, she spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Whole Body Donation.

Meanwhile, Ms. Prarthana coordinated with the anatomy department for Body Donation and Eye Bank for Corneal Donation at the Sasoon Hospital, Pune. A follow up after a few hours revealed that both cornea and body donation was successfully done. Ms. Prarthana thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi


#114:

On 13th July 2021 at around 09:30pm Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a helpline call for a request to coordinate an eye donation. Ms. N, said that she has lost her 86 years old grandmother Mrs. A, to cardiac arrest. The death had happened at home in Bengaluru. The case was handed over to Mrs. Ranjini Shankar of Karnataka team to coordinate. She spoke to Ms. N and confirmed the willingness to donate corneas. Mrs Ranjini informed the state authority Jeevasarthakathe, and was informed of the eye bank in their rota system. She then coordinated with Lions eye bank for the successful donation of corneas.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Mrs. A for their gesture of giving sight to two people through the donation.

Report by – Mrs. Ranjini Shankar


#115:

On 13th July 2021 at around 10 pm Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a helpline call from Mr. N. son of patient Mr. V., 86 years old male who was admitted in GMERS Medical College & Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat with history of Cardiac Arrest at around 8.30 pm. Dr. Hemal explained the process of Cornea Donation and Whole Body Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family.

Dr. Hemal told Dr. Jimmy Gupta to take a brief history of the patient and coordinate the case further. Dr. Jimmy then spoke with Mr. N. son of patient and took information regarding patient condition and blood reports. After receiving the whole information of the patient Dr. Jimmy noted that the patient's cause of death was not clear and the Government hospital is going to proceed with the Post mortem procedure as the death happened in less than 24 hours of admission. So the Postmortem is the contraindication for Whole Body Donation so she conveyed to Mr. N. that Whole Body cannot be donated, but he still insisted on corneal donation.

Dr. Jimmy spoke to the HOD of the Ophthalmology department regarding corneal donation of the case but they deferred the case as it was an MLC case of which Postmortem is going to be performed. She also spoke to a few Eye Banks but they also deferred the case mentioning Covid Protocols & the case being an MLC case. Dr. Jimmy conveyed this to Mr N. that tissue donation is not possible and thanked him for supporting the noble cause of Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#116:

In the evening of July 8, 2021, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, Hyderabad, Telangana, answered a call on the helpline about a possible eye donation. The caller, Mr. X said that he found out that his grandmother Mrs. Y aged 78 years had died at his home Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad, due to cardiac arrest at around 4 pm. The family was discussing eye donation.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash also counselled the family for voluntary body donation. They were not willing. Respecting their wishes, Dr. Bhanu Prakash then successfully coordinated the donation of corneas with Vasan Eye Institute.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr.X for reaching out to MOHAN Foundation and the family for their generosity in time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#117:

In the early morning of July 6th, 2021, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde answered a call on the helpline for an eye donation in Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh. She gave all the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator at Hyderabad. Dr. Bhanu called Ms.X and found out that her grandfather Mr. Y aged 88 years had died at his home due to cardiac arrest at around 4 am. He has pledged to donate his eyes with MOHAN Foundation 15 years ago and the family wanted to honor his wish.

He spoke to the deceased's son Mr.Z and also the entire family about voluntary body donation too. They were unwilling. Dr. Bhanu then successfully coordinated the donation of corneas with Vasan Eye Institute, Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in their time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#118:

On June 27, 2021 at 3.00 am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a call on the helpline for a probable tissue donation in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. The caller Mr.X informed her that his 78year old grandmother Mrs. Y Devi had passed away due to old age. She has wished for eye donation and he was looking for assistance to fulfill her wish.

Dr. Hemal then looked for eye banks in Karnal and Yamuna Nagar and called the Civil Hospital in Karnal. There was no response. Finally she and Mr. X located Madhav Eye bank in Karnal and spoke to them. The eye bank was unwilling for a home visit in the prevailing pandemic condition and after two calls they agreed and the donation was done successfully.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Mrs.Y for their decision for cornea donation.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#119:

At around midnight of June 26, 2021 Dr. Hemal Kanvinde answered a call on the helpline for a probable eye donation in Vishakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh. She gave all the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator at Hyderabad. Dr. Bhanu called Mr.X and found out that his mother Mrs. Y aged 58 years had died due to cardiac arrest at around 10 pm.

He spoke to the family about voluntary body donation also. They were not willing. Dr. Bhanu then successfully coordinated the donation od corneas with LV Prasad Eye Institute, Vishakhapatnam. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their generosity in time of grief.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#120:

On 17th June 2021, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call on the Helpline around 1 PM in the afternoon from Kodambakkam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The caller, Mr. X, informed that his 89-year-old father had passed away 1 hour ago due to natural causes at home. The deceased, Mr.Y had registered for voluntary body donation at his village, and his son wanted to carry out his father’s wishes. He had reached out to the 104 helpline of the state government and was asked to call MOHAN Foundation.

Ms. Ishwarya tried reaching out to the three government medical college hospitals of the state to coordinate. While one hospital responded by saying that they have temporarily stopped accepting donations owing to the pandemic, the other two were unreachable. She then reached out to Dr. Mallikesan from the Anatomy department of Sri Ramachandra Hospital who offered to coordinate with the family.

The family was requested to talk to Dr. Mallikesan and the donation formalities were successfully completed by 5 PM in the evening. Mr.X sent a heartfelt thank you message appreciating the efforts of the Foundation.

MOHAN Foundation is thankful to the family for taking efforts to carry out the deceased’s wishes.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#121:

Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, received a helpline call on June 16, 2021 at 7.00 am for eye donation in Hyderabad. She gave the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator in Hyderabad. Ms.Y said that her brother Mr.X aged 47 years had passed away due to cardiac arrest at ESI Hospital, Hyderabad. He had chronic kidney failure and was undergoing dialysis.

The family wished to donate his body for medical students. Dr. Bhanu Prakash spoke to the family members and counseled for cornea donation also. He then successfully coordinated the donation of cornea to Vasan Eye bank and body donation to ESI Hospital.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for Mr.X for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#122:

In the early hours of June 13, 2021, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde of Chennai office, received a call from Arthur Village Mandal, Prakasham District, Andra Pradesh for a possible eye donation. She gave details of Hyderabad Counselor Dr. Bhanu Prakash to Mr. J P Kiran, the caller. Dr. Bhanu spoke to Ms. Y, who informed him that her sister Ms.Y 65 years old has died due to cardiac arrest and they were thinking or eye donation.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash informed her of all precautions to be taken and coordinated with Vasan Eye bank for a successful cornea donation. MOHAN Foundation is greatful to the family for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#123:

On 29th May 2021, at around 9 am, Mr. Shridhar Hanchinal had received a call on helpline from Ms.Y enquiring about Eye Donation of her grandmother Mrs.Z an 80 year old who had just passed away due to Cardiorespiratory arrest in a known case of Interstitial lung disease at Kevalya Hospital, Thane. Ms. Jaya Jairam from Mumbai office spoke to Ms.Y and appreciated her and her family for coming forth to donate the eyes of their loved one. Thereafter she also gently counselled Ms.Y for Skin Donation, whereupon the latter said she would discuss with her family and revert. Quite immediately, Ms. Jaya received a confirmatory call from Ms.Y confirming their consent for eye as well as skin donation.

Dr. Jimmy Gupta coordinated with a few Eye Banks for Corneal donation but all of them deferred the case due to history of Interstitial lung disease and suspected COVID-19 related complications (the patient had recovered from COVID-19 in the previous month). Dr. Jimmy then coordinated with Masina Skin Bank, Byculla for Skin donation. She also spoke to Dr Alok Modi, consultant physician at Kevalya Hospital and thanked him for the hospital's cooperation for Skin retrieval.

Skin retrieval was completed in the next few hours and Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members of the Ms. Y’s family for supporting the cause of tissue donation. They thanked MOHAN Foundation in turn and expressed their gratitude for smooth coordination and more importantly, for fulfilling their wish.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#124:


On May 5, 2021, at 3.00am Dr. Hemal Kanvinde answered a helpline call for eye donation from a family in Hyderabad. She forwarded the details to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator to help Ms. .X to fulfill his father’s wish. Mr.Y 73 years old died due to cardiac arrest at Military Hospital, Hyderabad.

The family was willing for eye donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash spoke to them and also introduced voluntary body donation. The family agreed to both. Dr. Bhanu Praksah coordinated with Vasan Eye bank for cornea donation and with Bhasker Medical College for body donation.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Ms. X for contacting MOHAN Foundation and for their generosity in donation.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#125:

On 4th May 2021, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call on the Helpline around 4:40 PM in the afternoon from Thiruthuraipoondi in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. The caller, Ms.Y informed that her father had passed away around 30 minutes ago due to heart failure and it was his wish that all his organs, tissues and body were to be donated.

Ms. Y was advised that only eye donation and body would be possible following circulatory death and there might be challenges given the pandemic. Tiruvarur Government Medical College, the nearest to the residence of the deceased, was reached out to for both eye and body donations. The officials from the college informed right away that while body donation cannot be accepted, they would try to retrieve the corneas. However, this was unsuccessful too.

At the family’s request private eye banks including Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, Joseph’s Eye Hospital in Trichy, Aravind Eye Hospitals in Kumbakonam and a few others were contacted. COVID restrictions and travel distance unfortunately did not allow for the retrieval of the corneas.

MOHAN Foundation is thankful to the family for taking efforts to carry out the deceased wishes.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#126:

On 2nd May 2021 at 2.30 am, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Quality Assurance Officer received a call from Hyderabad for the possibility of eye donation. She gave the information to Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Senior Transplant Coordinator in Hyderabad. Ms.Y called to inquire how to get eye donation done. Her father Mr..X (68 years) has expired due to cardiac arrest at home and the family was willing for eye donation. Dr. Bhanu Prakash counselled the family, explained the process and gave tips of precautions for cornea donation.

He then contacted Vasan Eye Bank and successfully coordinated the cornea donation of Mr.X MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their noble gesture.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#127:

On 25th April 2021 around 12 pm , Ms. Neha from MOHAN Foundation Chandigarh office received a call on the helpline for a probable tissue donation in Pune. The caller Ms. Y enquired about Eye Donation of her grandfather Mr.X 78 years old who died an hour earlier due to sudden Cardiac arrest in a known case of Asthma at his residence at Pimple Saudagar, Pune.

Ms. Neha noted the details and informed the Mumbai team for further coordination. Ms. Jaya Jairam called Ms.Y and explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. Ms. Jaya spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Skin Donation.

Then Dr. Jimmy Gupta of MOHAN Foundation Mumbai office coordinated with H V Desai Eye Bank, Pune and Surya Skin Bank for Corneal and Skin retrieval respectively with the help of Transplant Coordinator Mrs. Sharmila Padhe.

After a while Dr. Jimmy spoke with Mr. Sushant Yadav of H V Desai Eye Bank, Pune regarding the corneal retrieval process, he confirmed that the team will reach shortly at patients' residence. But the Skin Bank team deferred the case quoting that their skin donation program is halted presently due to pandemic. Dr. Jimmy informed the family regarding the situation.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Ms.Y that retrieval process of Eye donation has been completed. Corneas were donated to H V Desai Eye Bank, Pune. Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#128:

On 24th April 2021 around 6 pm, Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call on helpline from Ms.Y enquiring about Eye Donation of her grandfather Mr.X (77 years) who died at around an hour back due to sudden Cardiorespiratory arrest in known case of COPD at his residence at Borivali, Mumbai.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relative who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr. Jimmy spoke with the relative regarding their decision about tissue donation.and got a positive response for Eyes and Skin Donation and also for Whole Body donation. Dr. Jimmy explained to them that due to pandemic government medical colleges are not accepting Whole Body Donations at present.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Archana from Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre and Ms Chetna from RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli who were very cooperative and confirmed to me that shortly they will reach deceased residence for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy kept the family updated.

After following up a few hours later Dr Jimmy got to know from Ms Y that retrieval process of Eye donation & Skin Donation has been completed. Corneas were donated to Bachooali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre,Parel and Skin was donated to RCBN Skin Bank, Airoli respectively.

Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#129:

On 23rd April 2021 around 9.00am, Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call on the helpline from Mr.X enquiring about Eye Donation of his mother Mrs. Y who died an hour ago. The cause of death was sudden Cardiac arrest in a known case of IC bleed post-op status, IHD, Diabetes and Hypertension at Zen Hospital, Chembur.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and Skin Donation to the patient relatives who asked sometime to discuss within the family. After sometime Dr. Jimmy spoke to patient's husband Mr.Z and daughter Ms. R regarding their decision about tissue donation. All the family members responded positively for Eyes and Skin Donation and also wished to donate Whole Body to government medical college for medical purpose. Dr. Jimmy explained to them that due to pandemic government medical colleges are not accepting Whole Body Donations at present.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Rameswari from Laxmi Eye Bank,Panvel and Ms. Seema from Masina Skin Bank, Sion and confirmed that they will reach deceased's residence for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval respectively. Dr. Jimmy also spoke with management of Zen Hospital to cooperate as it was getting delayed for the teams to reach the hospital. The hospital responded positively and supported the cause of tissue donation generously.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know that retrieval process of Eye donation & Skin Donation has been completed. Dr. Jimmy thanked all the members for supporting the cause of tissue donation and the family thanked MOHAN Foundation and also expressed their gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#130:

On 11th April 2021 at around 7 pm - Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call from Mr. X from Anand, Gujarat son of the patient Mrs.Y 69 years old, inquiring about the possibility of eye donation. Mr.X informed that his mother passed just sometime back due to cardiac arrest at their residence.

Dr. Jimmy explained the deceased patient's son about the corneal donation process. She also explained to Mr.X that tissues like skin and bones can also be donated along with a pair of eyes in case of Natural Death & asked him would they like to donate them. The family gave consent only for eye donation.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Vision Mate Eye Bank, Gujarat who was very cooperative and confirmed to me that shortly the team will be sent to deceased residence once Death Certificate copy is shared for corneas retrieval and they locate the residence. But after 15 min Dr. Jimmy received a call from Eye Bank deferring the case as the patient residence was more than 80 kms away from their Eye Bank.

Dr. Jimmy was unable to locate Eye Bank in the local area so she took help of Mr Nilesh Mandlewala from NGO - DonateLife of Surat to notify the nearest Eye Bank in Anand Area of Gujarat. Mr. Mandlewala exchanged patient details to Sankara Eye Bank, Anand Gujarat for corneal retrieval.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mr.X that retrieval process of eye donation has been completed. We are very grateful to the family and to Mr. Nilesh Mandlewala for the successful cornea donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#131:

On 4th April 2021, at 6 pm Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, Q&A Officer answered a helpline call for a possible eye donation from Alwar, Rajasthan. She gave the information to Ms. Bhavna Jagwani, Convenor MFJCF for a followup action.

Mr.X called to say that he has lost his grandmother aged 86 years and the family was exploring on how to get cornea donation done. The death was due to cardio-respiratory failure and the entire family was COVID-19 negative.

Mrs. Bhavana spoke to the family and explained that due to the pandemic, eye-banks technicians are nor visiting homes for retrieval and apologised that the wish of the departed could not be fulfilled. She thanked the family for reaching out to us.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#132:

On April 1, 2021, Mr. Bulu Behera, Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation-Nagpur received a call from Mr.X, a resident of Pitampura, New Delhi on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll free helpline number. He expressed his wish to donate the corneas of his uncle, Mr.Y. Mr. Bulu Behera then contacted Ms. Preeti Goswami, Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation-Delhi NCR at 02:30pm and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Ms. Preeti then called Mr. X to find out the details of the patient. Mr Y was 62 years old, and died of cardiac arrest. The family heard about eye donation and decided to donate eyes of Mr.Y She explained the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Shroff Eye Center for the retrieval of corneas.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by Shroff Eye Center, Delhi at 4.30 pm. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their gesture.

Report by – Ms. Preeti Goswami


#133:

On March 28, 2021, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr.X expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his father, Mr.X on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll free helpline number. Dr. Hemal then contacted Dr. Muneet (Programme Manager, MOHAN Foundation, NCR office) at 03.50 am and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Dr. Muneet then called up to Mr.X find out the details of the patient. Mr Y was 64 years old, and died of cardiac arrest. Many years back, he had signed up for organ and eye donation in an organ donation drive that was conducted at Maruti Motors. The family wanted to donate his organs also but were informed by Dr. Muneet that it will not be possible as he had died of circulatory death and not brain death. She further explained deceased organ donation and how it is only possible when a person is declared brain dead.

She then explained the procedure of eye donation and coordinated with Guru Nanak Eye Centre for the retrieval of corneas. The corneas were retrieved successfully by Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Delhi at 5.00 am.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially his family who were motivated especially during COVID times to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#134:

On 27th March 2021 around 11.30 am, Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call on helpline from Mr.X enquiring about Eye Donation. His relative Mr.Y age 67, had died at around an hour back due to sudden Cardiac arrest in known case of Coronary Artery Disease with Cardiac Failure. Mr. Y was from Bandra East, Mumbai.

Dr. Jimmy explained the process of Cornea Donation and also convinced Dr. Khot to counsel the family for Skin Donation. The family gave consent for Skin Donation also. Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Mr. Vivek from Bacchuali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre and Ms Uttkarsha from Skin Bank who were very cooperative and confirmed to me that shortly they will reach deceased residence for Corneas retrieval and Skin retrieval.

After following up a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mr.X that retrieval process of Eye Donation and Skin Donation has been completed. Corneas were donated to Bacchuali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre and Skin was donated to National Burns Centre Skin Bank.

Dr. Jimmy thanked Mr.X and the family for supporting the cause of tissue donation and he also expressed his gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#135:

On 27th March 2021, Ms. Prarthana Dwivedi received a helpline call from Mr.X about a possible cornea donation. His mother in law, Mrs. Y 79 years old had died at 4.10 pm due to Respiratory Failure with AKI on CKD in Suvidha Hospital and Polyclinic, Goregaon Mumbai. After receiving the whole information of the patient Ms.Y explained the procedure of eye donation to the relatives of the deceased.

Dr. Jimmy Gupta of Mumbai office further coordinated the case. The detailed medical history indicated cause of death as sepsis which is a contraindication for Eye Donation and skin donation. Dr. Jimmy conveyed to Mr.X that Tissue cannot be donated, but he still insisted on eyes and skin donation.

Dr. Jimmy coordinated with both Eye and Skin Banks of Mumbai but both deferred the case as it was a sepsis case. Dr. Jimmy conveyed Mr.X that even tissue donation is not possible and thanked him for supporting the cause of Organ and Tissue Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#136:

On March 24, 2021, Mrs. Kavitha Aneesh received a call for a possible body donation from Chennai. An 83year old writer and Marxist had passed away due to cardiac arrest and his son wished to fulfil his inner quest to be useful to society even after death. As per his last wish, Com Mr.X family donated his body for medical research purpose.

Com. Mr.X was a Marxist Philosopher, Visionary Socialist, Socialist Transformer and an author. He had spent his entire life (for almost over 60 years) in understanding and promoting social transformation and social development through Marxist Philosophical Principles.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family and salutes Mr.X.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha Aneesh


#137:

In the early hours of 15th March 2021, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde received a call on the helpline from Mr.X for a possible organ donation in Nashik.

On counseling the family member, it was found that his 22 year old cousin Mr.Y had suffered an accident and was declared dead after initial treatment for a day. The family was interested in organ donation. Since the patient was not certified as brain dead the family was counseled that organ donation is not medically possible and the option of eye and skin donation was put forward.

Dr. Hemal then called Mr. Sanjay Rakibe, Transplant Coordinator of Rishikesh Hospitals in Nasik and asked him to coordinate the donation. Mr.Rakibe spoke to the family and the treating doctor and confirmed that the patient is not brain dead so tissue donation was successfully done.

Corneas were retrieved by Moonje Eyebank in Guruji Rugnalaya and skin retrieval was carried to by Dr. Nehete of Vendant Hospital.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to Mr. Y’s family for their altruism and to Mr. Rakibe for his coordination.

Report by – Dr.Hemal Kanvinde


#138:

On 15th March 2021 at around 9 am - Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call from Mr. X from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai for a possible eye donation. His mother Mrs.Y 73 years old, had passed away at around 7 am at Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre due to Cardiogenic Shock post MI in known case HT and DM. Dr. Jimmy explained Mr.X about the corneal donation process and requested to consider skin and bone donation. Mr. Y discussed in the family about the same but got consent only for eye donation only.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Priyanka from Laxmi Eye Bank, Panvel who was very cooperative and confirmed to me that shortly the team will be sent to deceased residence for corneas retrieval..Following up a few hours later, Mr.X informed that the retrieval process of eye donation has been successfully completed. We are very grateful to the family of late Mrs. Y for supporting the cause of Organ and Tissue Donation as well as fulfilling their loved ones wish to benefit society.

Report by – Dr.Jimmy Gupta


#139:

On 10th February 2021, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call on the Helpline around 1:40 PM in the afternoon from Avadi, Chennai. The caller, Mr.X informed that a relative (his uncle) had passed away around one hour ago and the family would like to donate his eyes.The deceased, Mr. Y, aged 74 years had died of natural causes and a local doctor had already confirmed the death.

Ishwarya coordinated with Sankara Nethralaya for the retrieval. During follow-up with Ms. Z, another relative of the deceased, it came to light that the cornea retrieval was successfully done by Sankara Nethralaya and a certificate of appreciation had been given to the family.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to the family of Mr.Y for their noble gesture.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#140:

On 2nd February 2021, Ms. Kavitha Aneesh in Trivandrum received a call on the helpline from Mr.X who seemed interested to donate his mother Mrs Y organs to the needy patients. She was admitted at MICU, Kasthuri Medicare, Bhayandar west, Mumbai in semiconscious state on 1st February 2021.

Dr. Jimmy of Mumbai office coordinated this case and spoke to ICU doctor Dr. Jaswant regarding the patient. Dr. Jaswant explained the status of the patient and informed that on investigation it was found that she had excessive brain haemorrhage with oedema in a known case of CAD and Hypertension. As the patient was suspected Brain Dead case, Dr. Jimmy spoke to ICU Doctors and Director Dr. Rakhi Aggarwal regarding the process of Brain Dead Identification, Certification then Organ donation in detail. She also informed the relatives about the procedures involved in detail.

The hospital management were ready for Organ donation after completing the procedures required as they informed Dr Jimmy they were applying for NTORC license in past and been supporting the cause of Organ and Tissue Donation since many years. The relatives were also keen for donation and told they had pledged to become Organ Donor a few years back.

Dr. Jimmy then followed up with the ICU team and received information that the patient is in Septic shock with ARF and hypotension with metabolic alkalosis which was contraindication for Organ and Tissue Donation. The patient expired next day around 8.35 am in morning. Dr. Jimmy explained to the relatives that the donation is not possible and expressed gratitude to them for supporting the cause of Organ Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#141:

On 1st February 2021, Mrs. Jaya Jairam received a helpline call from Mr. Karan Shetty who shared that his uncle, Mr. Y.who had met with an accident, was admitted in D Y Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai and was brain dead. The ICU doctors were discussing this health condition with the immediate family and the hospital authorities were counselling them to consider organ donation. Mr. X. cousin and Mr.Y.daughter, Mrs. D. was quite disturbed and unable to decide. So Mr.X reached out to MOHAN Foundation, wanting to know more and asked some questions such as -
- Will we know the identity of the Recipients?
- Is this all legal? The organs should not be misused.

He also added that he was worried as some other doctors told him that the body will be disfigured.

Mrs. Jaya explained the allocation process of deceased organ donation, the need for confidentiality between donor and Recipients and how deceased organ donation is the best solution for illegal organ trade. She also reassured him that the body does not get disfigured. Mr.X felt quite reassured and informed that he would convey to his cousin Mrs. D.He also added that he would ask Mrs. D. to speak to Mrs. Jaya in case of any clarifications.

Mrs. Jaya did not receive any calls from the Shetty family thereafter. So she followed up with D Y Patil's Transplant Coordinator and came to know that while the daughter was indecisive due to the tragedy, the donor had become unstable and even an apnoea test could not be performed. Eventually, the donor crashed.So the case was unsuccessful as the donor crashed and all the members of the family were not willing for donation.

Report by – Mrs. Jaya Jairam


#142:

On January 29, 2021, Ms. Pallavi Kumar received a call from Mr. Bulu Behera at 7.00 am. Bulu who had received a call on the helpline from Mr.X., wishing to donate the corneas of his late father Mr.Y. had already taken all the details from Mr.X.Since the family belonged to Gurugram, Bulu requested Ms. Pallavi to follow up.

The deceased was an 84 year old person residing in Sector 45, Gurgaon. The death occurred at 5.30 am. As many eye banks do not take corneas from those above 80 years of age, Ms. Pallavi decided to speak to the eye bank first. She called Mr Ganesh of Nirmaya Eye Bank in Gurgaon. Ganesh said that he would like to speak to the family and take history before taking a call on whether corneas will be retrieved or not.

After speaking with the family, Ganesh went to their house and retrieved the corneas at 8.45 am.

MOHAN Foundation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the respected departed donor and his family.

Report by – Ms. Pallavi Kumar


#143:

On January 6, 2021, Dr. Ravi Wankhede (Honorary Director, MOHAN Foundation, Nagpur) received a call from Mr.X. expressing his desire to donate the corneas of her daughter, Ms.Y. on the free helpline number. Dr. Ravi then contacted Dr. Muneet (Programme Manager, MOHAN Foundation, NCR Office) at 2025 hours and requested her to coordinate the case as the caller was from Delhi.

Dr. Muneet then called up Mr.X. to find out the details of the patient who gave the phone to the donor's uncle to take forward the case. Ms.Y . was 24 years old, and died at home because of cardiac arrest. She was a known case of Down's Syndrome.

Dr. Muneet then explained the procedure of eye donation to the father and the donor's uncle. She also shared with him that because of COVID-19, according to the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, a negative COVID-19 antigen report was required. She also shared with him that Guru Nanak Eye Centre in Delhi does the rapid antigen test on the spot and only in case of negative result, the corneas will be retrieved.

She further explained that the sample will then be taken to the eye bank where it will undergo RT PCR test. Based on the report of the RT PCR test, it will be decided how the corneas will be utilized. If the report is negative then the corneas will be utilised to give sight to the needy, if positive then the tissue will be sent to GB Pant Hospital, Delhi for research purposes.

Both the father and the uncle understood the process and requested Dr. Muneet to coordinate the process. Dr. Muneet then called up Guru Nanak Eye Centre where she was connected with Dr. Sweta who took down the details of the patient and told her that the needful will be done.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by Dr. Sweta of Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi at 9.30 pm.

On Jan 8, 2021, Dr. Muneet contacted the eye bank to find out the result of the RT PCR test and she was informed that the result was negative. She then contacted the father of the donor and shared with him that his daughter's RT PCR test had come negative and that her gift of sight will be given to those in need.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially her family who were motivated especially during COVID times to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#144:

On 3rd Jan 2021, Mr. P. C. Jain, counselor from MFJCF received a call about a brain death case in Pune. The patient was a 24 year old physiotherapist who had a fall and was in treatment at Divine Hospital, Pune.

Dr. Hemal Kanvinde sent the case details to Ms. Arati Gokhale, Chief Coordinator, ZTCC Pune for further action. She spoke to the treating doctor Dr. Mohit and explained that since the centre was not a retrieval centre the patient would need to be shifted to a transplant centre.

Next day Dr. Hemal spoke to Ms. Arati Gokhale and Dr. Mohit and was informed that though brain death was certified by external neurologists, the patient was extremely unstable and could not be shifted. The organ donation did not take place.

MOHAN Foundations thanks the doctors and the family members of Mr.X.for their effort in time of grief.

Report by – Mr. P. C. Jain and Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#145:

On 31st Dec 2020 - 10.30 am - Dr. Jimmy received a call from Mr. X (Chairman Lions Club Santacruz) from Andheri, Mumbai about a possible eye donation. His neighbor Mr. Y had died and the family was interested in donation. Dr. Jimmy spoke to the deceased’s son Mr. Z and took the details about his 73 year old father.

Dr. Jimmy counseled Mr. Z about tissues like skin and bones can also be donated along with a pair of eyes in case of natural death & asked him would they like to donate them. Mr. Z discussed the same in the family and got consent only for eye donation. Mr. X helped the family to come to the decision of donating eyes from his end and he supported the family throughout the procedure of corneas retrieval.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Mr. Vivek from Bacchuali Eye Bank Coordination and Research Centre for theretrieval from the residence. Following up after a few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mr. X that retrieval process of eye donation was completed.

Mr. Z and Mr. X expressed their gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#146:

Mrs. Kavitha Aneesh, took a call on possible brain death in Mumbai and requested Mrs. Jaya Jairam to coordinate. The call came on the helpline on 30th Nov 2020 regarding the Organ Donation of Mrs. C 65/F suffering from Brain Hemorrhage admitted at Sterling Hospital, Borivali Mumbai. Initially Dr. Jimmy received a call from Mr. J inquiring whether the Organ Donation of her aunty could be done and the process about it, Dr. Jimmy explained all the procedures in detail. Meanwhile Mrs. Jaya Jairam got connected with Mr. T who was the decision maker regarding the patient and informed him of all the procedures related to Organ Donation in detail. Mrs. Jaya kept on coordinating with the family but it was unsuccessful as the family had bad experience with the treating doctor so they had to abandon the case. Coincidently Mr. T called us in 2016 for coordinating a case for organ donation which was coordinated by Mr. Ruban Victor former staff of MOHAN Foundation, that case also was not successful as hospital administration was not keen on Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#147:

Mrs. Jaya Jairam coordinated a helpline call on 27th Nov 2020 from Mr. V regarding corneal donation of Mr. G 80/M who had Cardiac arrest at around 3 pm, he is resident of Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Mr. G took a pledge to become Organ Donor a few days before his death with the help of his relative Mr. N. Dr. Jimmy Gupta of MOHAN Foundation had conducted an awareness session for Senior Citizens of Hiranandani Residency in coordination with Mr. N which made him support the cause of Organ Donation. Unfortunately donation was unsuccessful as Mr. S passed away at home and the COVID report was not available making it difficult for eye banks to accept. The eye banks are accepting tissues from hospitals with negative COVID results.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#148:

On 22nd Nov 2020, at 2.00 am Dr. Hemal answered a helpline call for a possible cornea donation in Mumbai. She asked Dr. Jimmy to coordinate. Dr. Jimmy called the family and understood from Mr. A. that the deceased Mr. B. 58/M , died due to cardiac arrest at around 2 am is a resident of Andheri Mumbai. She also counseled for skin donation but the family was not willing for Skin Donation.

Dr. Jimmy then coordinated many Eye Banks for fulifilng the famil request. All the Eye Banks deferred the case and the donation was unsuccessful as the death happened at home and the COVID report was not available making it difficult for Eye Banks to accept. At present as per the guidelines the Eye Banks are accepting only tissues from Hospitals with negative COVID results.

Dr. Jimmy informed the family about the situation and regretted that their loved ones wish could not be fulfilled. Mr. A. also expressed his gratitude for the efforts trying to coordinate Eye Donation for his deceased relative.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#149:

On October 10, 2020, Dr. Hemal (QA Officer, MOHAN Foundation) received a call from Mr. R expressing his desire to donate the corneas of his father, Mr. R on the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation and Transplant Toll free helpline number. Dr. Hemal then put this message on the helpline counsellors whatsapp group requesting MOHAN Foundation Delhi team to take forward the case as the caller was from Gurugram.

Dr. Muneet then called up Mr. R and took the details of the patient. Mr. R, 59 years old, died at home. He was an old case of CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) and post PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty). In the hospital he was declared, brought in dead.

Dr. Muneet then explained the procedure of eye donation to the son. She also shared with him that because of COVID-19, according to the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, a negative COVID-19 antigen report was required. The son replied that he was sure that his father did not have COVID and was not sure whether after death a test would be feasible. The conversation ended with Dr. Muneet saying that she would get back to him after consulting with Gurugram's eye bank.

Mr. Ganesh, Technician, Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram was contacted who said that the negative report was mandatory. In the meantime, the son contacted Dr. Muneet again and shared that the hospital was willing to do the test. The test was done in Pratiksha (a non-COVID) hospital and the result came out to be negative.

The corneas were retrieved successfully by Y.P.N. Niramaya Eye Bank, Gurugram.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and especially his family who were motivated especially during present difficult COVID times to go ahead with the donation.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#150:

On 10th October 2020, Dr. Jimmy Gupta received a call on the helpline from Mrs. P from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh seeking help for her husband Mr. S has been suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) since 2017.

She also narrated some of the tragic and unfortunate instances that led them to survive on the generosity of their relatives. Dr. Jimmy explained the line of treatment for his husband intimating her the urgent need of Blood Transfusion, AV fistula operation and initiation of Dialysis.

MOHAN Foundation staff found three dialysis centres and provided the information to Mrs. P. Considering the deteriorating health of the patient, Dr. Jimmy counselled her and told to immediately admit the patient in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital Rewa M.P. for an urgent Blood Transfusion. Dr. Yogesh Shukla (Founder of NGO, Asha Cancer Center) who is Radiologist in the same hospital and Mr. Ahsan Ullah Ansari, Executive Member of Network and Alliance of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO) assisted the family to get the Ayushman card and helped the patient to get the fistula and dialysis in Rewa.

Mr. S and his family is very thankful to MOHAN Foundation and showed their immense gratitude to the Foundation and the spirit of the members working on the ground level and lending a helping hand they can trust and rely on completely. MOHAN Foundation wishes him luck and are hopeful he gets on dialysis regularly and recovers well.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#151:

On 1st October 2020, a call was received by Dr. Bhanu Prakash for possible tissue donation from Hyderabad. Mrs. X informed that her brother had passed away due to cardiac arrest at KIMS hospital. He had written in his diary that he wished to donate his corneas and his body.

The deceased, Mr. Y was a retired civil engineer worked in Coal India Private Company and was staying at Madhapur Hyderabad. His wife is home maker and their son resides in US.

Dr. Bhanu Prakash coordinated the donation, corneas were retrieved by Vasan Eye Bank and body was donated to Osmania medical government college.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their noble gesture.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#152:

On 23rd September 2020, around 5.20 pm call received from Mr. Masking about the procedures related to Whole Body Donation as he was keen to donate his relative Mr H’s body to the government medical college for study and research purposes. Mr.H was 80 years old and admitted in Leelavati Hospital Mumbai was a case of IC bleed admitted on 21st September 2020 morning and was declared brain dead. The relatives were informed about the same and they were willing to donate organs also but suddenly the patient had cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon and the patient was revived by resuscitation but his prognosis was very poor and the patient was sinking.

Dr. Jimmy Gupta spoke to Mr. M explaining the procedures related to Whole Body Donation and assured him that she will coordinate with all the medical colleges for the same. She also encouraged the relative for eye,skin and bone donation. But the relative emphasized on only Whole Body Donation at first.

Then Dr. Jimmy inquired KEM Hospital, LTMGH Sion Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College Kalwa, MGM hospital and few other medical colleges but was unsuccessful as no hospital accepted the body as the procedure of embalming is kept closed amid COVID pandemic which is necessary for Whole Body preservation.Dr Jimmy informed the family about the situation and regretted that their loved ones wish could not be fulfilled.

At around 9.30 pm Mr. M again called Dr Jimmy to inform her that the patient died and he wished to donate Eyes and Skin of the deceased. Dr. Jimmy coordinated with few Eye Banks but they deferred the case as the patient was more than 72 hours on ventilator which is an contraindication for cornea retrieval. Dr. Jimmy coordinated with a few Skin Banks but some were not functional amid COVID pandemic. But RCBN Skin Bank, National Burns Centre, Airoli is functional and accepts Skin Donations; so they were called for the retrieval. Thus Skin Donation was Successful and Skin was donated to RCBN Skin Bank,Airoli. We are very grateful towards the gesture of Mr. M who had been keen on supporting the cause of Organ and Tissue Donation fulfilling their loved ones wish to benefit the society.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#153:

On 22nd September 2020, around 9.30 pm call received a call on helpline from Mr. H who was son of the expired patient who contacted to know about the procedure of Eye and Skin Donation. Dr. Jimmy Gupta contacted Mr. H and explained the procedures related to Eye and Skin Donation. She enquired about the exact cause of death and COVID test report but Mr H was unable to explain the cause of death.

So Dr. Jimmy called Swapna Health Center, Ghatkopar ICU and spoke to Dr Ganguly to know about the exact cause of death and COVID test report.The ICU Doctor informed that the mentioned 79 years old patient died at 9.15 pm had Cardiac Arrest in known case of LVEF and the COVID test report was negative. So Dr Jimmy intimated both Eye and Skin Bank and told them to keep their teams ready for Eye and Skin Retrieval. In the meantime Dr. Jimmy received a message from Mr H that the family is now not keen Eye and Skin Donation as there is a difference of opinions amongst relatives regarding the donation and they want to proceed with the funeral of the deceased.

Dr. Jimmy again called Swapna Health Center, Ghatkopar ICU and spoke to another relative Mr A (deceased person was his uncle) and explained the procedure and importance of Eye and Skin Donation. She explained that their gesture of donating Corneas and Skin can benefit many people. Mr. A understood and assured he will surely discuss with his cousin and try to convince him for Eye and Skin Donation of his father.

After sometime Dr. Jimmy received a message from Mr. Hthat the Son refused both Eye and Skin Donation of the deceased person and they want to proceed with the funeral of the deceased. Dr. Jimmy acknowledged the situation and informed both Eye and Skin Bank regarding the Refusal for Donation,thus Unsuccessful case. Mr H and Mr. Aalso expressed his gratitude to MOHAN Foundation for the efforts trying to coordinate Eye Donation & Skin Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#154:

On 29th July 2020 around 7.05 pm, Ms. Kavitha took a call for a possible eye donation in Punjab. The message was sent to our Chandigarh office to coordinate. Ms. Neha Sharma got the message to coordinate for eye donation of Mr. Jwho was at Patiala. He died at home due to old age.

Ms. Neha spoke to his son, Mr. S who gave details about the patient Mr. J. Ms. Neha coordinated with many eye banks in Patiala but all eye banks in Patiala refused the case due to COVID -19 Pandemic. Since the deceased was 85 years old so the donation did not take place.

Finally as due to COVID-19 pandemic & eye banks were not accepting Eye Donation. Ms. Neha informed the family about the situation and regretted that their loved ones wish could not be fulfilled. MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their effort in reaching to us for the donation.

Report by – Ms. Neha Sharma


#155:

On 8th July 2020, around 8.45pm a call was received by Mr Bulu Bahera to coordinate for Eye Donation & Whole Body Donation of Mrs A who was admitted at Kashiben Mangaldas Trust - Shree Mangal Nursing Home,Santacruz. Mr Bulu then forwarded us the details of the mentioned case. Dr Jimmy then coordinated the case as the patient was from the Mumbai region.

Dr Jimmy spoke to Mr B who gave details about the patient Mrs Awho had expired at around 7.15pm due to Cardiogenic Shock in a known case of Diabetes Mellitus and her family wishes to donate Eyes & Whole Body to medical fraternity.

Dr Jimmy then coordinated with many Eye Banks of Western & Central Mumbai but all eye banks deferred the case due to COVID-19 pandemic. She then coordinated with Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital Sion, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Kalwa Thane and Grant Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Group of Hospitals Byculla Anatomy Department but they were closed. Then Dr Jimmy coordinated with CMO's of all the GMCs for whole body donation but they also deferred the Whole Body Donation amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally as due to COVID-19 pandemic Eye Banks & GMCs were not accepting Eye Donation & Whole Body Donation, Dr Jimmy informed the family about the situation and regretted that their loved ones wish could not be fulfilled. Mr B also expressed his gratitude for the efforts trying to coordinate Eye Donation & Whole Body Donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#156:

On March 17, 2020 Dr. Muneet responded to a message written by Mr. P. C. Jain (Counsellor MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum, MFJCF) on Toll Free Helpline whatsapp group requesting to coordinate a body donation in Rajkot situated in Saurashtra region in Gujarat. Mr. Jain had received a call on MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline from Mr. J, son of Mr. K expressing a desire to donate the body of his father who was on his deathbed.

Dr. Muneet contacted Shatayu's Ms. Bhavna Chhabria requesting her to coordinate the donation since MOHAN Foundation does not have a presence in the state of Gujarat. Shatayu is an NGO working in the field of organ donation in Ahmedabad. Ms Bhavna then informed Dr. Muneet that the son wanted information on body donation so that the needful can be done as and when death happens.

On March 18, Mr. K expired at 4 am and Mr. J called Shatayu's counsellor to coordinate body donation of his late father. Unfortunately body donation could not happen as the medical college refused for reasons not known.

The counsellor then tried for eye donation which were successfully retrieved by Jaytakya Hospital in Rajkot.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and his family for this noble gesture.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#157:

On March 11, 2020 Dr. Muneet received a call from Ms. Nat 0850 hours expressing a desire to donate the corneas of her late mother in law, Ms. G. The death had occurred at 0630 hours. She had called the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline and received Muneet's number from Dr. Hemal (QA Officer, MOHAN Foundation).

Dr. Muneet took the details of the patient from the daughter in law and found out that the age of the patient was more than 89 years old. She then explained to the daughter that there was a probability of the corneas not being utilised to give sight to someone but may be used for research purposes. The daughter after listening to Dr. Muneet gave consent for eye donation.

Dr. Muneet then contacted Mr. Jagdish, the technician at ICare Hospital, Noida who responded promptly and the corneas were retrieved at 1100 hours.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and her family for this noble gesture.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#158:

On March 04, 2020, Ms Pallavi Kumar received a call from Mr Bulu Behera regarding a call on the helpline from Mr J, SHO of the Kalyanpuri Police Station. He wanted to speak to someone senior from the Delhi office. Bulu had shared Ms Pallavi’s number with him.

As soon as this call got over, Pallavi received a call from Mr Yadav. He informed her that he had been approached by Apollo Hospital Delhi regarding an accident case last evening where the family had agreed for organ donation. He said that he did not understand what his role in the matter was and therefore had refused to give the ‘NOC’ as it wasn’t something he could take responsibility for. Pallavi explained to him in detail regarding organ donation in a Medico Legal Case and the role of the police and the forensic He asked some more questions that were addresses. Other such cases were shared with him as well. Pallavi encouraged him to support the hospital and the family and that it would enable him to do a very noble deed and save many lives.

In half an hour, Pallavi received a call from the Transplant Coordinator at Apollo saying that SHO had called her back and had asked her to proceed with the case and had offered his complete support. Sadly the brain dead potential donor had sepsis and the donation could not be taken forward.

This was a very unique call as it is for the first time that the helpline had received a call from a policeman. While he had refused to cooperate the previous day, he was not convinced about his decision and he searched online to find the MOHAN Foundation helpline and called to get greater clarity. This really demonstrates the expanding role the helpline is beginning to play.

Report by – Ms. Pallavi Kumar


#159:

On 23rd January 2020 - 12 pm - Dr. Jimmy received a call from Mr. Mahesh Narvekar from Admin Dept of Civil Hospital Gangakhed, Parbhani seeking help in coordinating Whole Body Donation of 65yrs old Mr. B as family is willing for donation. He informed that Patient died just an hour back due to Cardiac Arrest in known case of COPD.

She asked him if they would like to do whole body donation in nearby medical college in Nanded or in Ambejogai for medical & research purposes. Mr. Mahesh Narvekar gave Dr. Hemant Mundhe (Medical Superintendent) contact for further coordination.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Shailesh, HOD Anatomy from Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College, Ambajogai and Dr. Shridhar D. Yennawar (Associate Professor & Coordinator) from Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College & Hospital - Vishnupuri, Nanded who was very cooperative and gave contact of HOD Anatomy Dr. Vaishali Inamdar. So, Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Dr. Shailesh and Dr. Vaishali Inamdar and gave her patient details.

After following later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Dr. Hemant Mundhe (Medical Superintendent) that process of Whole Body Donation has been completed in Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College, Ambajogai as it was nearest medical college. Dr. Hemant Mundhe expressed gratitude towards us for coordinating Whole Body Donation and wish of family to donate was fulfilled.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#160:

On 1st January 2020, early morning, Dr. Hemal received a helpline call from Dr. S from Jajpur District of Odisha about a possible voluntary body donation. Dr. Swas trying for cornea and body donation of his uncle who has passed away at night. She took the details of the caller and the case and sent a message to Mr. Subroto Sahoo, Transplant Coordinator of Apollo Hospital Bhubaneshwar.

Mr. Sahoo, then contacted the anatomy department of Srirama Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack and an ambulance was sent for voluntary body donation.

The donor, Mr. A was a noted poet and editor of Trutiyapada an Odiya monthly magazine, a conservationist, who has afforested barren hills in his village of Chandikhol. He was well known for his social welfare activities and had discussed organ and body donation with his family. His wife, son Mr. S and nephew Dr. Swere able to fulfil his wish.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. Subrota Sahoo Transplant Coordinator at Apollo Hospital Bhubaneshwar for the coordination and the family of Mr. Sfor their decision for body donation.

His story has been recorded : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2493083517614994&id=100007401095759
https://localwire.me/poet-donates-body-to-medical-college-for-research/

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde & Subroto Sahoo


#161:

On 14 December 2019, Dr. Hemal received a call about a probable donation from Secunderabad.

She sent a message to Dr. Bhanu Prakash in Hyderabad. He called Mrs M the daughter of the donor. She said that her father. Shri J was a Retd. LIC officer from Hyderabad and had spoken about eye donation to them. He had passed away at the age of 74 and the family wanted to fulfil his wish. Mr. Bhanu Prakash counselled the family about the precautions and coordinated the donation through Vasan Eye Bank.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to Mrs. M for taking care of his wishes and giving sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Prakash


#162:

On 23rd November 2019, Mr. Bulu Behera received a call from Mr. Aduring the early hours expressing a desire to donate the corneas to his mother Mrs. K Jain, 66 year old.The death had occurred at 4.30 am due to natural causes. Mr. Behera then coordinated with the AIIMS Eye Bank, New Delhi as the donor family was from Uttam Nagar in New Delhi. Eye Bank staff contacted Mr. A and collected corneas.

The deceased, Mrs. Khad pledged for eye donation and had filled up the form very recently. The family honored her wishes by ensuring corneal donation.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their noble gesture.

Report by – Mr. Bulu Behera


#163:

On 19th November 2019 around 4 AM morning, Mr. Bulu Behera answered a helpline call from Belgaum, Karnataka. Mr. Dinquired about eye donation and informed that his grandmother had passed away and the family was in favor of cornea donation.

Mr. Behera counseled him about the precautions to be taken before donation and over a messagesent the caller the contact details of the MRC eye bank in KLE Hospital in Belgaum.

On a follow up call, the caller informed that the cornea retrieval was done by the eye bank.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their gesture.

Report by – Mr. Bulu Behera


#164:

A call was received on the MOHAN Foundation helpline on the 31st October 2019 during the early hours. The caller, Ms. V informed the counselor Mr. Bulu Behera that her maternal uncle had passed away in Pammal, Chennai and the family wishes to donate his body. Mr. Behera gave basic information about whole body donation and then the call was referred to Ms. Ishwarya, a counselor based in Chennai. When Ishwarya contacted the family, she was informed Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai had already been intimated and they were waiting for the anatomy department to resume operations.

Upon follow-up it came to be known that SRMC sent their ambulance and helped in transferring the body of Mr. S to the college. MOHAN Foundation is thankful to the family for their gesture.

Report by – Mr. Bulu Behera


#165:

On 14th October 2019, around midnight Dr. Hemal answered a helpline call from Bengaluru. Ms V was inquiring about eye donation and said that her grandmother had left them and the family was in favour of cornea donation.

I counseled her about the precautions and sent her a message of the contact details eye banks in Bengaluru. On a followup call, she said that the cornea retrieval was done by the Narayan Hrudayalaya eye bank.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their thought of donation to give sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#166:

On 4th October 2019 at 5 .30am Dr. Hemal took a helpline call for a probable cornea donation in KIMS Hospital Hyderabad. She gave my contact details to the family member, Mr. P.

Mr. S, 84 years old, had one son S who works in IT department in TCS and one daughter who stays at Madina Nagar Hyderabad. Due to old age illnesses, he was admitted to KIMS hospital, Kondapur, Hyderabad. After 10 days of treatment Mr. Ssuccumbed to a cardiac arrest in the early hours of 4th Oct 2019. I spoke to the family, cleared their doubts and successfully coordinated and donation of corneas to Sarojini Eye Hospital.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family of Mr S for their donation.

Report by – Mr. Bhanu Prakash


#167:

On September 28, 2019, Dr Hemal received a call in the morning from Delhi, for a probable cornea donation . She explained the precautions and gave them my contact details. I received a call from Mr Aat 0800 hours expressing a desire to donate the corneas of his uncle (fathers elder brother), Mr. M. Since he had called on my personal number, I learnt that he had acquired it from one of the Foundation's toll free helpline counsellor.

I then enquired from him as to what had motivated the family to take the decision of cornea donation. He told me that their family had been doing this for many years and that his paternal grand mother's corneas were donated 12-13 years back. Last year the family donated the corneas of his aunt. He further added that his family was very well sensitised to the important cause of eye donation.

I then contacted A. Edward Maumenee Eye Bank (a unit of Venu Charitable Society) located in Sheikh Sarai at New Delhi. The technician successfully retrieved the corneas at 0900 hours.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and his family for this noble gesture

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#168:

On 21st September 2019, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan received a call from Sankara Nethralaya Eye Bank, Chennai in the morning around 7:30 AM. The caller informed that the family of a deceased who had approached Sankara Nethralaya for eye donation was also keen on whole body donation.

The deceased was a 74 year old female who had passed away that morning at the Railway Hospital Perambur and the cause of death was Sepsis. The caller informed Ishwarya that since it was Sepsis the corneas would be used only for research purposes and wanted to know if body donations in such cases were acceptable.

Ishwarya and Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi (MIS Manager, MOHAN Foundation) attempted to get the correct information in this regard and managed to find that Stanley Medical College had no issues accepting body donations, where the cause of death was Sepsis. Mr. Senthil Kumar and Ms. Persis Flory - Transplant Coordinators, Government Stanley Hospital coordinated with the family for arrangements to be made for the handover.

Following the visit of a few relatives, who paid their final respects to the deceased, the body was handed over to the mortuary around noon. MOHAN Foundation is grateful to the family for their gesture and thankful to the staff of Stanley Medical and Sankara Nethralaya for their support in coordinating the donation.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#169:

On 7th September 2019, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call on the Helpline around 2:40 PM in the afternoon from Alandur, Chennai. The caller, Mr. D, informed that a relative (uncle’s mother) had passed away in the morning around 11 AM and the family would like to donate her eyes. The deceased, Mrs. S, mother of Mr. P, aged 71 years had been suffering from cancer. She had undergone a mastectomy a few years ago; unfortunately there was a recurrence and the cancer had spread to the stomach leading to her demise.

Ishwarya informed the caller that she was unsure if corneas could be retrieved because of the cancer and had to check with an eye bank. Pammal Sankara Eye Bank was called first and they informed that they do not retrieve corneas of a cancer patient.

Ishwarya then called Sankara Nethralaya, who informed her that corneas of cancer patients could be retrieved if the patient has not undergone chemotherapy/radiotherapy in the last two months before demise. Sankara Nethralaya was given the contact details of Mr. D to coordinate the donation. Ishwarya got to know from Mr. D that technicians from Sankara Nethralaya were on their way for the retrieval. During follow-up, it came to light that the cornea retrieval was successfully done by Sankara Nethralaya.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to Mr. P, Mr. D and the other family members for their noble gesture.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#170:

On September 5, 2019, Ms. Pallavi Kumar received a call from Mr. M at 4.00 pm expressing a desire to donate the corneas of his late father, Mr. P. The death had occurred at 1.30 pm. He had called the MOHAN Foundation National Organ Donation Toll free helpline and received Pallavi’ s number from one of the helpline counsellors.

Pallavi then contacted the Niramaya Eye Bank as the family was from Gurugram itself. Mr Ganesh, the technician at the eye bank responded promptly and contacted Manoj. Even though the deceased was 82 years of age, the eye bank went ahead and retrieved both the corneas.

The deceased, Mr P, had pledged for eye donation and had filled up the form very recently. The family honoured his wishes by ensuring corneal donation.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the donor and his family for this noble gesture.

Report by – Ms. Pallavi Kumar


#171:

On 21st August 2019 a call was received by helpline counsellor Mr T. S. Sivashankar for a possible donation in Chandigarh. He gave them my number for further coordination. I received a call from Ms. R, informing demise of Mr. J, 70 Yrs of age in Chandigarh.

Family was interested in organ donation. I asked if it a Natural Death or Brain death. She didn’t know the difference between brain death and natural but confirmed that he has already passed away. I appreciated her awareness and willingness towards helping others in time of grief. I informed as to which organs can now be donated. I counselled for Eye Donation to which she agreed and got consent from other family members.

I explained the simple process of eye donation and that it can be done at Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh itself and contacted the eye bank of GMCH Sector 32 Chandigarh. They responded quickly and reached the ward of the Medical College and initiated the process of Eye Donation.

I reached the hospital to be with the family and helped in smooth processing of the donation. The family was in a hurry to take back the body to Ms. R. which is a nearby township. The donation was done successfully.

We thank the family of Mr. J for their decision to give sight to two people.

Report by – Ms. Neha Sharma


#172:

On August 18, 2019 at 8.30 pm Dr. Hemal (MOHAN Foundation Counselor) answered a call about a possible cornea donation in Haryana. She informed me about this call. At 8.48 pm, I received a call from Mr H. that his sister's father in law had passed away and he wished to donate his eyes.

I then explained the process of eye donation. He had lot of queries regarding the same, would the corneas be utilised and not misused, would they go to the needy, can other organs be donated like kidneys and liver. I answered all his queries to the best of my ability. I also explained the condition in which other organs can be donated and to my surprise I found out that the donor had died of brain haemorrhage and was declared brain dead in one of the leading transplant centre in Gurugram. But, the treating physician had not given them the option of organ donation and they were advised to take the patient home.

I then coordinated with Niramaya Eye Bank in Gurugram whose technician successfully retrieved the corneas at 2330 hours.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their decision to give sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#173:

On 16th August 2019, at 7.40 pm Mrs. Jaya Jairam received a call from Mr. H saying that his friend, Mr. N. had just lost his grandmother and they wished to donate her eyes. Mrs. Jaya got in touch with Mr. R. and understood that his grandmother had passed away at home at Ambernath. The family was keen to donate the eyes and any other organs that could be donated. The family was counselled that only eyes and skin could be donated. Unfortunately since the patient was too underweight, skin donation was not possible. Mrs. Jaya coordinated with Sahiyara Eye Bank at Kalyan and the corneas were donated. We salute the family for their decision to give the Gift of Sight to two.

Report by – Mrs. Jaya Jairam


#174:

On 12th August 2019 at 7 am, a call was received on the helpline by Mr. Bulu Behera of MOHAN Foundation Nagpur, from Mr. V. Mr. V said that his mother, Mrs. G. died due to cardiac arrest at 4.20 am at his residence in Delhi. She was 80 years old and her family wished to donate her eyes.

Mr. Bulu Behera counselled him about skin donation. But at the end of decision they decided to go ahead with cornea donation. Mr. Behera coordinated with A. Edward Maumenee Eye Bank in New Delhi, for a successful retrieval of cornea.

MOHAN Foundation is grateful to Mrs. G family for their decision to provide sight to two people.

Report by – Mr. Bulu Behera


#175:

On 11th August 2019 at 1:05 pm, Ms. Kavitha S. (MOHAN Foundation Counselor) received a call of Organ Donation. Mr. A. stated that that his cousin Mr. S. was diagnosed with a brain tumor and his brain has stopped functioning. The patient was in Republic Hospital, Bengaluru. The family wanted to go forward with Organ Donation. The counselor explained in detail process of organ donation.

Mr. Sridhar Hanchinichal, Project Head, MOHAN Foundation, Bengaluru, was informed about the call to coordinate with the family. Mr. Sridhar contacted Jeevasarthakathe, State Office of Organ Donation and Transplantation, Karnataka for further process.

The family did not want the patient to be on a ventilator, the organ donation was not possible. They were counseled for voluntary body donation as well as tissue donation. Mr. S. family gave their consent for voluntary body donation and this was done at Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Yadanavahalli, Bengaluru.

MOHAN Foundation appreciates the effort Mr. S’s family for the noble cause.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha Aneesh


#176:

On August 09, 2019 at 15:53 hours, Ms. Ishwarya (MOHAN Foundation Counsellor) receievd a call of a probable eye donation. She messaged the details of the call on the MOHAN Foundation toll-free helpline what's app group informing the Delhi team to take it forward.

I then contacted the caller who informed me that her mother (Mrs.G. age 55 years) had passed away in Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad and that the family wanted to donate her eyes. I explained the process of eye donation and shared with her the number of the Transplant Coordinator placed at the hospital who would coordinate the donation.

I also spoke to the Transplant Coordinator of Yashoda Hospital informing him about the call who then took forward the process.The corneas were retrieved successfully by the technician of ICare Hospital, Noida.

Mrs. G gave sight to two people. MOHAN Foundation salutes her family for their decision.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#177:

On 29th July 2019, a call was received on the Helpline by Dr. Hemal Kanvinde at 6.30 pm, from Mr B. a relative of 77 year old Mr. A who had passed away that afternoon at his residence at Borivali (Mumbai), due to cardiac arrest. He called to say that the family wished to donate eyes.

The information was passed onto Mrs. Jaya Jairam, the project Manager at MOHAN Foundation Mumbai. Mr. B. was contacted and time of death as well as cause of death were preliminarily ascertained. Jaya also counselled him about skin donation and how more lives could be saved if the family consented. He consulted the family and confirmed their wholehearted willingness. They were extremely cooperative and organised the death certificate copy in spite of heavy rains. Mr. B shared that he had donated his own mother's eyes and hence was familiar with the process.

Jaya coordinated with Rotary Eye Bank, Borivali as well as with Masina Skin Bank, Byculla, for successful retrieval of skin and corneas. MOHAN Foundation is grateful to the Mr. B. family for their noble deed.

Report by – Mrs. Jaya Jairam


#178:

On July 19, 2019, Ms. Ishwarya received a call at 10 am for a probable eye donation from Delhi. She send the details on the MOHAN Foundation toll-free helpline what's app group informing the Delhi team to take forward the eye donation call.

I then contacted the caller who informed me that her mother (Mrs.P. age 70 years) had passed away in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) in New Delhi and that the family wanted to donate her eyes. I explained the process of eye donation and shared with her that since it is a government hospital, there would be some local counsellor placed in RML Hospital who would coordinate the donation. I told her to give me some time to find out the details.

I then contacted Ms. Parveen Transplant Coordinator, RML Hospital who shared with me that Ms. Noor Saba Eye Donation Counsellor (EDC) coordinates all the eye donation calls at RML. She further added that she has been placed at RML from AII India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She took my contact details and told me that she would inform Ms. N.

After some time, I received a call from Ms. N informing me that the corneas were retrieved successfully.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#179:

A call was received on the Helpline around 8:15 PM on 16th July 2019 and answered by Ishwarya Thygarajan. The caller informed that he was calling from the DSP’s office in Coimbatore. The DSP office received a call from the Dean of the Government Hospital informing them that a patient has been declared brain dead following a road accident, the family has consented to donate the organs and allocation has been made already. The Dean wanted the police to complete their inquest and other formalities as the accident station was very far from the hospital. The police was calling the Helpline to know what exactly needed to be done at the end as they were unaware of the process.

The call was referred to Mr. Nishanth, Transplant Coordinator in Coimbatore GH. Upon follow-up by him it was found that the brain declaration was done at GEM Hospital in Coimbatore and the accident took place almost 150KM from the hospital. The hospital’s coordinator had successfully counseled the family. TRANSTAN had completed organ allocation. Police formalities had to be completed before organ retrieval & transport could be planned.

Nishanth explained the process and the forms that are required to be filled by the police. He also informed them that the hospital’s coordinator would be aware of all the formalities and would help them.

Organ donation was successfully completed in Coimbatore.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thygarajan


#180:

A call was received on the Helpline around 4 PM on 9th July 2019 and answered by Ishwarya Thygarajan. The caller informed that his older brother,Mr. T. (35y) who was in Dubai, had met with an accident on the 27thof June and was been declared brain dead on the 3rd July after a surgery. The hospital had sent over the patient’s medical reports to the family in India and the caller wanted to know if his brother could be saved if was brought to India for further treatment. He wanted to know what brain death meant and what the reports convey. It was explained to him that brain death meant death and that there was no option of recovery. He was also requested to forward the reports to be checked.

The reports were checked and it was mentioned that the apnea was positive. It was also mentioned in the report that the family had been counseled.

Upon calling back it was found that the family of the patient is based in Kallakurichi district in Tamil Nadu and has not been counseled about organ donation. The hospital had called to inform the family that they will not take the patient off the ventilator evenif the family provides consent to do so. They were insisting that the patient be transported to India while on ventilator, admitted to a local hospital where death should be declared. Prime Hospital was refusing to issue a death certificate. The patient’s insurance had almost run out meeting the expenses that were incurred so far and his employer was also unwilling to offer any further support.

The case was forwarded to Ms. Ananthanayagi, a Transplant Coordinator in UAE to explore the possibility of organ donation. On followup with Ms. A. donation was done successfully. Mr. T. saved the lives of 5 people by the donation of kidneys, liver and lungs and heart. MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their decision to donate organs.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#181:

On 3rd July 2019 at 01.15 pm, we received a call from Mr. H. from Ahmedabad, Gujarat about possibility of organ donation or tissue donation. Mr.H. said that his father had died just an hour back due to cardiac arrest with history of brain hemorrhage 2 months earlier.

Dr. Jimmy counselled Mr.H. about the difference between Cardiac and Brain Death and tissues and organs that can be donated in both the cases. She explained that tissues like skin and bones can also be donated along with pair of eyes in case of Natural Death & asked him would they like to donate them. She also asked him if they would like to do whole body donation in medical college in Ahemdabad for medical & research purposes.The family gave consent only for eye donation only.

Meanwhile Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Mr. Gautam Mazmudar of C. S. Samariya Red Cross International Eye Bank, Ahmedabad who was very cooperative and confirmed that shortly team will be sent from hospital in Maninagar near patient's house.

After following up few hours later Dr Jimmy understood that retrieval process of eye donation has been completed. Mr. H expressed gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and their wish to donate was fulfilled.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. H family for their donation.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#182:

On 30th June 2019, a call was received on the Helpline by Dr. Hemal Kanvinde at around 10.30 pm from Mr. D. grandson of patient. He conveyed that his 79 years old grandfather is critically ill since a long time and doctor also explained them about the grim prognosis of the patient. The family members called the Helpline to understand the procedure of organ donation. Dr. Hemal explained in detail about the possibility of organ and tissue in Brain Dead and Cardiac death cases respectively. Also Dr. Hemal immediately conveyed patient information to Dr. Jimmy to coordinate further as patient was staying in Kandivili, Mumbai.

Dr. Jimmy coordinated with Mr. D. n but got information that patient is sinking due to Multi-organ failure but not died yet. Mr. D. was astonished by the fact that services of MOHAN foundation are available for 24 X 7 and also in so many languages.

She explained him that tissues like skin and bones can also be donated along with pair of eyes in case of Natural Death & asked him would they like to donate them. Mr D. discussed in the family about the same but got consent only for eye donation.

On 2nd July 2019 afternoon on regular follow - up Dr Jimmy got to know that patient died in the morning and the General Physician visiting the patient had suggested that Grandfather age is above limit required for eye donation and Eye Bank might defer the case so they should not go ahead with eye donation. Family did not confirm us the same and accepted the verdict of the Physician and did not opt for eyes donation.

Once again Mr. D. thanked MOHAN Foundation for the guidance and support they provide through Helpline.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#183:

On 15th June 2019, a call was received on the Helpline by Dr. Hemal Kanvinde at around 9.20 pm from Mr.S. He conveyed that his relative, was admitted in Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and that the doctors had informed them that they suspected the patient was brain dead and that in such cases, donating organs was an option that they could take. The family members called the Helpline to understand the procedure of organ donation. Dr. Hemal immediately conveyed this information to Mrs. Jaya Jairam of Mumbai office.

Jaya spoke to Mr.S and he introduced himself as the uncle of the patient. He shared that the family hailed from Tirupati and they were farmers and are illiterate. They had brought their 17 year old son,Mr. H. to Mumbai for further treatment; however that evening the doctors had just informed the family that the patient was suspected to be brain dead.

Mr.H had called on the Helpline wanting to understand more about -

  • what was brain death
  • what was the process of organ donation
  • could they know as to whom are the organs given
  • how long would the process take
  • when would the body be handed over back to the family
  • how would they be able to take the body back to Tirupati

Jaya answered all his queries patiently and counselled him that if they decided to take the decision, it would be a very noble one, which could end up saving many lives and that his relative could continue to live in this world through others. Mr. H then asked if the donor family could get any support from MOHAN Foundation. Jaya replied that MOHAN Foundation always believed in helping the donor families even well after the donation and that they would certainly try to help rehabilitate the family with job prospects. Mr. H. thanked Jaya for the information and said that he would discuss with the family and get back to her. After the call, Jaya immediately informed the hospital's own coordinator and updated him. He had not yet been informed by the hospital about the case.

On the morning of 16th June, Jaya followed up with the family and was informed that they had positively made up their minds to go ahead with organ donation and would be giving their consent to the hospital authorities. Jaya once again conveyed this to the hospital's coordinator, who by then was in touch with the family and counselling them. The family have their consent to donate the Heart, Liver and both kidneys. Brain death testing procedures were completed by 16th night and organ retrieval complete by 17th morning.

Even before being counselled by the Hospital's own Counsellor, the family reached out to MOHAN Foundation's Helpline for verifying the information given to them, for reassurance. Our salute to the donor family for taking such a noble decision and saving 4 lives.

Report by – Mrs. Jaya Jairam


#184:

On 28th May 2019 -12.40 pm, a helpline call was received from Mr. P. friend of Mr. J. who's brother had died due to Cardiac Arrest. Death had occurred just an hour ago in Tunga Hospital, Mumbai. The caller was inquiring about possibility of organ donation or tissue donation.Dr. Jimmy explained the difference between Cardiac and Brain Death and tissues and Organs that can be donated in both the cases.

Dr. Jimmy spoke Mr. J. and explained him the tissues like skin and bones can also be donated along with pair of eyes in case of Natural Death & asked him would they like to donate them. The family consented for eye donation.

Meanwhile Dr Jimmy coordinated with Eye Bank Coordination And Research Centre - K.B.H. Bachooali Hospital for the retrieval process of eye donation.

After following up few hours later Dr. Jimmy got to know from Mr. J. that retrieval process of eye donation has been completed. Mr Shah expressed gratitude that so smoothly all the process got completed and patient's wish to donate was fulfilled.

Dr. Jimmy called and thanked Mr. P. for taking initiative in eye donation and making it successful. Mr. P also expressed gratitude about MOHAN Foundation facilitating organ & tissue donation through helpline and he was quite impressed with the obligation towards the cause.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#185:

A call was received by Ishwarya Thyagarajan on the helpline on 27th May 2019 at 4:19 PM from Arcot, near Vellore, from Mr. A.

The caller's uncle, 42 years of age, had passed away 3 hours ago. He was paralyzed on one side of his body; there was no food intake since last 4 days; was also suffering from fever, low BP, high levels of sugar and passed away at home. The family had waited for the arrival of the deceased’s son to discuss donation.

The caller wanted to know the possibility of donating all organs. He was explained that only eye donation would be possible and was given the CMC Vellore Schell Eye Bank's number. The eye bank was also called and informed. Cornea retrieval was done.

Upon follow-up, came to know that the corneas were successfully retrieved without any hassle. MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. A for calling the helpline and helping in giving sight to two people.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#186:

On May 23, 2019 at 0200 hours, I received a call from Mr M that his mother in law had just passed away and he wished to donate her body. Since he had called me on my personal number, I learnt that he had acquired it from the Foundation's toll free helpline.

I then explained the process of body donation and shared with him that once the body is donated the last rites cannot be performed as typically, studies of donated bodies are completed in six to 15 months. After hearing my explanation he shared that it was his mother in law's last wish to donate her whole body. As next of kin, he was responsible for carrying out her wishes.

I then shared the contact details of Mr Sudhir Gupta (Vice President, Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti, Delhi) with him.

Next morning, I called up Mr Gupta to find out the details of the donation. I was told Ms. A aged 80 year old had died of cardiorespiratory arrest at home. Her body was donated to Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#187:

On 6th May 2019 at 7.10 pm we received a helpline call from Mr. S. inquiring about eye & skin donation of his friend Mr .V.still born 37.5 weeks old neonate delivered at about 6.40 pm in L.T.M.G.H. Sion Hospital Mumbai. I took number of Mr. V .from Shardool & contacted him directly. Then I called father of the baby and took a brief history from the Resident Doctor who was taking care of mother.

After having a grasp of the medical history I communicated with an eye bank in Navi Mumbai. They agreed but later denied to come for retrieval and told to contact nearest eye bank located to the hospital. I contacted another Eye bank near to the hospital location. They denied to come for retrieval, the reason being that the baby is deceased prematurely the quality of lens would not be so good. I then contacted third Eye bank near to the hospital location,they also denied to come for retrieval and told us they do retrieval only above 1 year old baby.

The Skin Bank they also denied to come for retrieval and told us they do retrieval only above 1 year old baby as in premature neonates, the surface area is very less which is difficult to retrieve & may not be useful.

So sighting above factors the donation was not possible but I salute to the spirit of Mr. V. & his wife that in the immense grief of loosing their child they still wanted to donate their child's whatever tissues can be donated so that it will be life healing for others.

Report by – Dr. Jimmy Gupta


#188:

On 4th March 2019, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call on the Helpline around 4 PM in the afternoon from Anna Nagar, Chennai. The caller, Ms. Dinformed that her relative, Mr. Khad passed away in the morning around 11AM due to cardiac arrest and the family would like to donate his organs. The deceased, aged 67 years was the caller’s uncle, who did not have a family of his own; the extended family was handling all the funeral arrangements.

Ishwarya explained that organ donation would not be possible following natural death, and the family has the option of donating eyes, skin, bones and heart valves. She also informed that only cornea and skin retrieval would happen at home and the rest would require surgical procedures to be performed. Ms. D informed that they were willing to donate all tissues possible and insisted that the sanctity of the body be maintained at all costs.

Ishwarya explained the procedure involved in retrieval of all tissues and also the time it may take. She requested Ms. D to pass on the information to the rest of the family and make an informed decision. After a while when she called the family, she was informed that they would go ahead with eye and skin donation.

A transplant coordinator from KMC was intimated about possible skin donation and Sankara Nethralaya, for eye donation. During follow-up, it came to light that the family refused skin donation and the cornea retrieval was successfully done by Sankara Nethralaya. Mr. K gave sight to two people and MOHAN Foundation thanks his family for their decision.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#189:

On the morning of 18th February 2019, Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Helpline Executive received a call from Aluva, Kerala on the Helpline. The caller informed Ishwarya that his 19 year old nephew had met with an accident on the previous evening and was admitted in Paalana Institute of Medical Sciences in Kannadi village, Palakkad district. The treating doctor had informed the patient’s parents that the boy had symptoms of brain death and there was no hope of survival.

The caller informed that the parents were willing to donate the organs of their son. Ishwarya helped the caller by providing the number of a MOHAN Foundation staff in Trivandrum. The KNOS (Kerala Network for Organ Sharing – Mrithasanjeevani) Transplant Coordinator, Mr. Aneesh was also coordinating with the family about a possible donation. Unfortunately, the donation could not happen.

The donation did not happen due to the following reasons:

According to a new Kerala state GO, 2 doctors in the brain death certification panel have to be from outside of the treating hospital and one of them has to be a Government doctor There was a delay in getting doctors to certify brain death. The doctors in the treating hospital at Pallakad did not have experience in donor maintenance. By the time Brain Death certification doctors were ready, the patient’s condition was deteriorating and he had cardiac arrest eventually due to high electrolyte levels and low blood pressure.

Report by – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan


#190:

On January 30 2019 at 3:48 pm, Akash received a call on the Helpline, from Dr Vijay Gokul Chakan.

He said that his patient was admitted in Jupiter Hospital, Pune and that he was suspected to be brain dead. He added that the family's wish was to donate the organs of the patient. So he wanted to be guided on how organ donation could be done, was there a proper allocation process and what the legal formalities were.

Akash counselled him about multi organ donation, including tissue donation and also gave information about the organ allocating nodal agency, allocation process and about the legal formalities. Dr Chakan said he would speak to the family members and revert. After a while he called back saying that the family was agreeable for organ donation and he requested Akash to visit Jupiter Hospital, Pune to meet and counsel the family.

Akash visited the hospital late in the night on 30-01-19 and counselled the family members. They seemed quite positive about organ donation. He was informed by the hospital authorities that they were planning the confirmatory apnoea test that night.

Next morning, when Akash followed up with the hospital authorities, he was informed that donor maintenance was posing challenges due to some infection.

At this juncture, the family was also asking for the body to be handed over at the earliest. By noon, donor maintenance was supposedly becoming difficult. Unable to wait any longer, the family wished to withdraw the patient from any active treatment. Soon after, the patient suffered cardiac arrest and the body was handed over to the family.

Report by – Mrs. Jaya Jairam


#191:

On 31st December 2018, Mr. Siva Shankar received a call at 11 AM on the helpline from Mr. J. from Raipur for a possible eye donation. His father Mr. C. had just passed away due to rectal cancer.

The family members had discussed donation and were ready to donate the eyes. They were not able to get any information on what can be done for eye donation. Mr. Siva Shankar explained that the eyes can be donated and immediately referred them to MGM eye bank in Raipur.

The eyes were successfully retrieved by MGM eye bank and 80 year old Mr. C.was able to give sight to two people. Mr. J. and family thanked MOHAN Foundation for the timely help.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#192:

On 27th December 2018 at 7 pm Dr. Hemal received a call for a possible organ donation. An Inspector from Bengaluru was investigating the suicide of a recently widowed young woman, staying in a paying guest in Bengaluru. The note left by the girl mentioned her wish to be an organ donor and he was inquiring about the process.

I made him understand that cornea donation is possible and the process and legal consent that is needed. The family had to come from Maharashtra. I gave him the Bengaluru Jeevasarthakathe grief counsellor number.

As a follow up, Mr. Naushad Pasha of Jeevasarthakathe said that the donation did not happen, since the eye banks were not willing for the retrieval if the family consent could not be taken within the span of 6 hours of death.

This is one of the first incidents that an Investigating officer has asked for a clarification.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#193:

On Christmas Day, 25th December 2018 at around 2 pm Dr. Hemal received a call from Kolkata from Mr. K. that there is a death of a senior person in a neighbouring flat and he wanted to know about eye donation. I informed him about the processes and also gave him contact details of the eye banks in Kolkata.

When I spoke to him again he said that the donation of cornea was successfully done by Disha Eye bank & hospital and that the other eye-banks did not respond to his calls.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#194:

On December 11, 2018 at 7.00 am, Ms. Pallavi Kumar received a call through helpline from Ms. M. regarding whole body donation of her mother, Mrs. K. aged 71 years. Pallavi gave her two numbers of representatives of Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti and also called Mr. Harsh Malhotra of the Samiti.

She coordinated with Ms Mona till such time the body was taken away by Dadhichi representatives at 1.00 pm from ESIC Medical College, Faridabad where it was kept in the mortuary since 2.00 am.

Ms. Mona told Pallavi that her mother had attended some session on body donation and it had greatly inspired her. “My mother decided it before she died. She was really a very brave lady.”, is what she wrote in a message to Pallavi.

Report by – Ms. Pallvi Kumar


#195:

On 11th December 2018, I received a just after 6 pm from Ms. P., saying that a distant relative had passed away and the family wished for eye donation.

An 89 year old lady had died of cardiac arrest in Sangli, Maharashtra and the daughter was interested to know the details of cornea donation.

I counselled the family about the process and the precautions and gave them details of eye bank in Sangli.

Donation was done through Nandadeep Eye hospital, Sangli and two people got sight due to the donation of cornea by Anjali’s mother.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#196:

On November 29, 2018 between 1200-0100 hours, Ms. Pallavi Kumar received a call through helpline from Mr. S. in Delhi. It was regarding cornea donation of his father, Mr.V. Ms. Kumar then immediately called me and passed on the contact number to coordinate the donation. I called Mr. Sunil and gave him the relevant information and sent him the contact numbers of Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Darya Ganj, Delhi. I also spoke about the precautions to be taken for a cornea donation.

I also called the Eye Bank and passed on the information about the family wishing for donation.

As a follow up call, next day morning, Mr. Sunil confirmed by saying that it did go through and that the EDC (Eye Donation Counsellor) from Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Darya Ganj, Delhi came and retrieved the corneas.

Mr. V. had a cardiac arrest all of a sudden that night. On asking Mr. Sunil the reason for donating his father's eyes, he said that it is a noble act and two people will be able to see because of his decision.

Report by – Ms. Anindita Sabath


#197:

On 23rd November 2018, I received a call on the helpline for a possible body donation from Surat, Gujarat. The caller, Mr.S was inquiring on how to fulfil the last wish of his family member to become a voluntary body donation.

He said the Mr .S .was critical, and wished to donate his body for medical studies and the family wanted to know the procedure. I explained to the relative, formalities that are required for the body donation and helped them to find out nearest anatomy department.

Sadly the next day he was no more, and the family donated the body to Surat Medical College as per Mr.S.

Report by – Mr. Akash Salve


#198:

On 10th November 2018 at 2.30 pm Dr. Hemal received a call for a potential corneal donor in Hyderabad. She gave the caller my number and also send me a message.

I contacted Ms. P. the daughter who was interested in eye donation. I counselled the family and successfully coordinated a cornea donation with the assistance of Vasan Eye bank.

The donor, Mr.B. (61/M) worked as a Software programmer in US & they came back to India 10yrs ago. Recently he developed health problems and was admitted in Matrix Hospital Hyderabad. He expired on 10th Nov. 2018 due to respiratory failure. His wife works as a Teacher in a School in Nacharam and daughter who works as Medical Coding in Kondapur.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family of Mr.S. for their generosity in giving sight to 2 people.

Report by – Mr. Bhanu Prakash


#199:

On 18th October 2018, Dr. Hemal received a call from Mr.K. Chhattisgarh about a possible cornea donation. Mr. Sanjiv said that a family member had passed away and the family was interested in eye donation. I counselled him about the precautions and process for a donation. I could not find an eye bank in Korba and send him details of eye banks in Raipur.

Later as a follow up action when I texted Mr. Sanjiv, he said that the District hospital (100 bed) hospital in Korba came and successfully retrieved the corneas of his uncle. He said that his uncle was a teacher and wished to do good for society. The eye bank informed them that the cornea were given to two children.

This way a caller helped to add a functioning eye bank (Korba) in the foundation database.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#200:

At about 4.30 am on 8th October 2018, Mr Roshan Bahadur picked a helpline call for a probable donation. Ms. P. spoke of the death of a 60, year old aunt in the family and they were interested in voluntary body donation. The call was from T. Nagar, Chennai, so Roshan gave her the contact details of Dr. Hemal Kanvinde. The call was received by Hemal at 5.00 am. She gave all details of voluntary body donation and also counselled for cornea and skin donation.

Ms.S said that they were waiting for the daughter to arrive to take the final decision. The family decided to go ahead with cornea donation and they were retrieved by Shankar Netralaya. The aunt Ms. D. gave sight to two people.

MOHAN Foundation thanks the family for their noble deed.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#201:

On 03rd August 2018 late in the night Ms. Kavitha in Trivandrum picked a helpline call for probable cornea eye donation. Mr. G. grandson of the deceased contacted MOHAN Foundation Helpline.

Mrs. B. aged 65 years, passed away on 03 August 2018 due to old age. Ms. Kavitha contacted Dr. Rajkumar Eye bank Center, Bangalore for executing the retrieval. The donation was done smoothly and successfully.

MOHAN Foundation thanks Mr. G. and his family for making it possible that two people get sight..

Report by – Ms. Kavitha Aneesh


#202:

On July 26, 2018 at 6.15 am Mr Kotireddy got a call for a possible cornea donation from Noida, National Capital Region region. He directed the caller to me. I received a call on my personal number from Mr D. Jain regarding cornea donation of his mother, Ms. S. I was at Ajmer on an official trip and coordinated the donation by giving him the relevant information and sending him contact numbers of the nearest Eye Bank.

After coming back to Delhi, I contacted Deepak to find out whether the donation went through and he confirmed by saying that it did go through and that the EDC (Eye Donation Counsellor) from Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Darya Ganj, Delhi came and retrieved the corneas.Then I asked him the reason for donating the corners of his mother. He shared that his mother had expressed the wish to donate her corneas while she was alive. He further added that her mother was a very social lady who was loved in her circle of friends for her friendly nature and good food (She was good in cooking).

Ms. S.Jain was suffering from Malignant tumour of the brain and the last 10 months of her life were very miserable and painful as she was unable to eat, walk, speak or even recognise her family. She had expressed the wish to donate her corneas upon her death much before she developed this condition.

Mr D. was very happy to hear that the corneas of her mother were utilised and it restored sight to two people desperately waiting to 'see'.

Report by – Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi


#203:

On 25th July 2018, Dr. Kotireddy answered a call on the helpline at 6.00 am for a possible cornea donation. Ms .L. a CKD patient had passed away and the family was inquiring the procedure for eye donation.They were calling from Sangareddy, Telangana. Mr Kotireddy counseled the family and ensured that their wish was honoured. Ms.L. gave sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Koti Reddy


#204:

NGO in Kerala publishes Helpline Number in its magazine
Rajiv Gandhi Blood Cell Organization, an Non Governmental Organization run by Mr. Vivek had run a campaign "Mission Mirthunjaya". Through the campaign they reached a target of one lakh blood donors in a year. Organ Donation is also promoted by flashing our tollfree helpline number in all their camps. On 21st May 2018, they are celebrating the victory of accomplishing their mission. They shall be releasing a magazine, in which our Toll Free is been published. This magazine will be distributed to all guests and their supporters.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha S


#205:

“One of my relative is been diagnosed as Brain dead, I would like to talk to a authorized person in this hospital”
On 19th May 2018, I got this call in the late evening from a family member of Mr. S, aged 59years residence of Vellore. He met with an accident the previous day and was referred to SIMS Hospital, Chennai for the further treatment.

Unfortunately, he was diagnosed as Brain Death, the family was counseled for Organ Donation by the grief counselors of SIMS Hospital. But the relatives wanted to know the correct authorized person in the hospital for organ donation. So they dialed MOHAN Foundation Helpline number.

Ms. Kavitha S spoke the caller and got all details of the Patients. She then called Ms. Mageshwari, Transplant Coordinator, SIMS Hospital. The counselor had done the first counselling session with the family. She explained the case to Kavitha.

Ms. Kavitha called the next kin of Mr. S. explained the process and cleared the doubts and the family proceeded for the organ donation. Mr. S. gave life to three different people by donating his heart and two kidneys.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha Aneesh


#206:

On 10th May 2018 Mr. M. became an organ donor and saved the lives of three patients in JIPMER, Puducherry. MOHAN Foundation thanks the wife, brother and brother in law for this gesture in their time of grief.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/brain-dead-accident-victim-turns-organ-donor-at-jipmer/article23842670.ece

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvide


#207:

Brother in law clarifies all doubts on organ donation and brain death, and convinces family to donate organs
On 5th May 2018 Dr. Hemal received a call on the helpline clarifying doubts about organ donation. The caller said that his brother in law Mr. M was admitted in JIPMER Hospital, Puducherry and the hospital has requested for organ donation. He was travelling from Bengaluru to Puducherry to understand the situation. Hemal gave complete information on brain death, and the presence of grief counselor etc. She spoke with the transplant coordinator of JIPMER and intimated him about the call. The coordinator was in touch with the family. Next day again the caller called the helpline with some doubts about the procedure, Mr. Ruban Victor’s number was given to him. Ruban told them about the process and the importance of helping patients in government hospitals through voluntary organ donation.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvide


#208:

Grandson calls helpline to organise cornea donation of grandmother


On the afternoon of 30th April 2018 Dr. Ravi Wankhede received a call on our toll free National Organ Donation helpline at 1.11 P.M from Mr. A. The caller said that his grandmother has passed away just two hours ago and their family wish to donate her eyes. The family was counseled over the phone and was given information on the dos & doesn’t before eye donation.

Dr. Ravi Wankhede then contacted Madhav Netrapedhi and informed the address of the potential cornea donor in Nagpur, at 4 P.M Eye Bank conformed successful retrieval of corneas.

With this act Mr. A grandmother gave sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Ravi Wankhede


#209:

On 2nd April 2018, at around 7 pm Dr. Ravi Wankede received a call via the helpline of a possible cornea donation in Chennai. He shared the information with me. Mr. A was trying to find out how cornea donation is done. He said his grandmother (aged 85 years) had passed away due to natural causes and his family was thinking about eye donation. I counselled him and successfully coordinated the donation of cornea with Shankar Netralaya C U Shah Eye bank. The next day morning I spoke to him and he was happy that the coordination happened smoothly.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#210:

On 1st April 2018, early morning, Dr. Hemal conveyed to me that through the helpline a possible donation at Delhi. I called the number provided and spoke to Mr. K. His father Mr. A, aged 70 years had passed away due to a heart attack and the family was thinking about eye donation. Cornea donation was successfully done by Sunderlal Jain eye bank, attached to AIIMS, Delhi.

Report by – Ms. Mareena Thomas


#211:

Doctor calls MOHAN Foundation helpline to fulfil the wishes of the family

On early morning of 1st April 2018 received a call on the helpline from Dr. Uday stating that Mrs. N was interested to donate eyes of her cousin, Mr. S when doctors of Prime Hospital, Kukatpally, Hyderabad had declared him dead.

Mr. S was a 62 years retired employee from irrigation department of Telangana was living with his wife, daughter and son at Nagaram. His wife is a home maker, daughter is working for L & T company at Bangalore and son is studying engineering.

He was suffering from cardiac issues for a couple of years and in the midnight of 31st March 2018 he complained of severe chest pain. Family members took him to Prime hospital, Kukatpally where the doctors declared him dead. MOHAN Foundation staff in Hyderabad, Mr. Bhanu Chandra coordinated the case and cornea donation was successfully done with the support of Vasan eye bank.

It was a great initiative of his daughter Ms. R to donate her father’s eyes and all the family members supported it. A few years ago, Mrs. N and her family had pledged for organ donation by signing MOHAN Foundation donor card. She asked Dr. Uday of Prime hospital to give information to MOHAN Foundation.

Report by – Dr. Bhanu Chandra


#212:

On 31st March 2018 night, Dr. Hemal received a call on the helpline for a possible cornea donation in Nagpur. She sent the details to me (Dr. Ravi Wankhede). When I called, Ms. S the caller confirmed that her family was willing for the donation and needed help. Her uncle, Mr. S had passed away due to cardiac arrest 30 minutes ago, I contacted the Madhav Netra Pidhi, they were on another call and would be delayed. So I called Mahatma Eye bank, they took the case and retrieved the cornea.

I called Ms. S the next afternoon and she said that she was satisfied with the service done by the Eye Bank and thankful to MOHAN Foundation for facilitating the eye donation.

Report by – Dr. Ravi Wankhede


#213:

A painting contractor, Mr. P, came to MOHAN Foundation as a life member in 2017. He convinced 4 of his family members to become organ donors on 1st Jan 2017. Later he joined us as an Angel to undertake the Angels of Change Volunteer Training in June 2017. Post the training he continued to add organ donation messages in his posters and advertisements.

His mother Mrs. V was a central figure in his family, took care of his children and home while he was doing painting contracts and moving around in Tamil Nadu. At the age of 74 she started complaining of knee and shoulder pain. She was taken to a hospital in Chennai for observation, underwent an angioplasty but died of Cardiac arrest in the morning of 9 Feb 2018.

Mr. P on his own organised the donation of corneas at the hospital and called Shankar Netralaya. He says that though he misses his mother terribly, the only solace is that she is alive in someone. It has been the only way his family is coping with the loss.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#214:

On the morning of 18th December 2017, Mrs.Jaya Jairam, our Project Manager at Mumbai received a call from Dr Akshay Baheti, a relative of a patient who was on her deathbed in a hospital in Andheri.

He wanted to understand what all could be donated in the event of the patient passing away. He mentioned that his entire family strongly believes in donating all organs and tissues. He also wished to know if there was any age restriction. All the appropriate information was shared by Mrs.Jaya Jairam at that time.

He then called back at 2.45 pm saying that the 73 year old patient, Mrs. K, his maternal aunt had passed away and that her sons would like to donate her organs. The Death Certificate was shared in an hour's time, based on which Mrs.Jaya Jairam coordinated with the eye bank and skin bank teams for successful donation.

MOHAN Foundation conveys its sincere appreciation to the family as well Dr.Baheti for taking such a noble decision, thereby improving the life of many.

Report by – Mrs.Jaya Jairam


#215:

On December 14, 2017 Kavitha . S received a call on our Toll Free National Organ Donation Helpline at 20.58 hrs from Ms. L. The caller said that her Sister Ms. N. had passed away just 15mints ago and their family wishes to donate her Organs. The family was counseled over the phone and was given information on the Dos and Dont's before eye donation.

Ms. Kavitha S then contacted Mr. Uadaya Raj, Egmore Eye Bank and informed the address of the donor in Chennai. At 21.45 hrs, the eye bank confirmed successful retrieval of corneas.

With this act, Ms. N gave sight to two people.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha S


#216:

6th November 2017– Early hours of the morning Dr. Hemal received a call in the helpline from Mr. V that his brother met with an accident and did not survive. The body was in the mortuary of SMS hospital in Jaipur and whether eye donation can be done at this stage. Hemal send message to Jaipur team and Mr. Roshan Bahadur of MFJCF coordinated the cornea retrieval.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#217:

3rd November 2017- Around midnight we received a call on the helpline from a family wishing to do a whole body donation from Himmatnagar, Gujarat. Dr. Hemal counseled them about the process and send messages about the contact persons in Anatomy Department of GMERS Medical College, Hadiyol. The family did cornea donation with the Redcross Eye bank. Voluntary body donation did not happen.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#218:

On November 02, 2017 Kavitha . S received a call on our Toll Free National Organ Donation Helpline at 21.18 hrs from Mr. G. The caller said that his grandfather had passed away just two hours ago and their family wish to donate his eyes. The family was counseled over the phone and was given information on the Dos and Don’ts before eye donation.

Ms. Kavitha S then contacted Mr. Uadaya Raj, Egmore Eye Bank and informed the address of the donor in Chennai. At 22.18 hrs, the eye bank confirmed successful retrieval of corneas.

With this act, Mr.G’s grandfather gave sight to two people.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha S


#219:

1st November 2017– Dr. Hemal received from an advocate in Mumbai stating that his friend’s family in Parbhani were interested organ donation. The family was very motivated and also spoke of a donation in Latur as an example of previous donation from a tier III city. Message was sent to Pune ZTCC and Aurangabad ZTCC. They called and were told that the patient was shifted by the family to their residence. Though donation did not happen, it shows that the concept has reached to smaller towns.

Report by – Dr. Hemal Kanvinde


#220:

22nd October 2017– Mr. Ruban received a call at 2.45am about a possible cornea donation. Mr. R called to say that his father had passed away in Ooty and they were interested to know if eye donation is possible. Cornea donation was coordinated successfully by Mr Ruban. The son was very motivated and asked MOHAN Foundation to conduct a talk on organ donation at the memorial service for his family and friends.

Report by – Mr. Ruban Victor


#221:

Family from Mumbai called on the helpline on 25th September 2017 to inform that their 82 year old relative had passed away and they wished to donate eyes and skin. The cause of death was ascertained and DC copy was obtained which indicated "Urosepsis with acute kidney injury".

Multiple Eye bank teams were contacted by our counselor Jaya Jairam but they all perceived contraindication in this case and hence eye donation could not happen. National Burns Centre's Skin bank team consulted their doctors and decided to go ahead. Skin was successfully donated and the donor's family was extremely grateful as it was the wish of the donor to donate whatever possible after death. The entire family was very interested to sign up for donor cards and have invited me subsequently.

Report by – Ms. Jaya Jairam


#222:

A 65 year old lady in Chennai gives vision to two

On 23rd September 2017, 11:30 AM MOHAN Foundation counselor Mr. Siva Shankar from Chennai answered a call on helpline. The caller Mrs. A wanted to understand the process of eye donation. On speaking further Siva Shankar understood that his aunt, MR.X. W/O of MR.Y had died of a heart attack. Immediately Mr. Siva Shankar asked his phone number to confirm whether the information is true. When called back it was confirmed that death has happened.

Mr. A was provided with the number of Sankara Nethralaya C U Shah eye bank, and the counselor coordinated with the eye bank to see that the donation was done smoothly and successfully. Mr. A thanked MOHAN foundation counselor for the immediate help at the right time.

Report by – Mr. Siva Shankar


#223:

Organ Donation thru MOHAN Foundation Toll Free Helpline – 19th September 2017

On 19th September 2017 around 5.50 pm, a call was received by Amit A Shenoy, a helpline counsellors from Mumbai for an organ donation of an 11 year old girl Ms. T who was declared brain dead due to cerebral infarct. Patient’s relative Mr. S called up on the MOHAN Foundation Toll Free Helpline from Nashik confirming that the patient has been admitted after injury to a private hospital where after declared brain dead was transferred to Rishikesh Hospital on 18th September 2017 for organ retrieval. Amit informed Ms. Aarti Gokhale of ZTCC Pune regarding the same and she told us that the process for organ donation has already started at Nashik. Two green corridors were created by Nashik Police.

Story covered :

1. http://www.medindia.net/news/organs-of-an-eleven-year-old-girl-save-4-lives-173250-1.htm

2.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/brain-dead-girls-organs-give-new-lease-of-life-to-4/articleshow/60777867.cms

Report by – Mr. Amit Shenoy


#224:

Eye donation by 93 years old lady in Nagpur helps give vision to two. Family awareness helps timely donation

On 17th September 2017 early in the morning kavitha in Trivandrum picked a helpline call for a possible donation be done in Nagpur. The family was given the contact numbers of our staff in Nagpur. Mr.U her grandson called Dr. Ravi Wankhede Head of MOHAN Foundation Nagpur Centre to organize eye donation.

Mrs. S aged 93 years old lady died on 17th September 2017 due to old age. The whole family had earlier pledged eye donation. On receiving the intimation, Dr. Wankhede informed Madhav Netra Pedhi (Eye Bank) who promptly went to their residence and retrieved the eyes.

Mr.U runs a Wellness Centre where about 50 people attend daily. With the donation he came to know about the work of MOHAN Foundation and has asked us to talk to them about organ donation to all the batches.

Report by – Ms. Kavitha


#225:

On August 02, 2017 Dr. Koti Reddy received a call on our Toll Free National Organ Donation Helpline at 22:20 hrs from Mr. S. The caller said that his grandfather had passed away just an hour ago and their family was talking of eye donation. The family was counseled over the phone and was given information on the Do’s and Dont's before eye donation.

Dr. Koti Reddy then contacted Mr. Arvind of Vasan Eye Bank and informed the address of the donor in Hyderabad. At 24:31 hrs, the eye bank confirmed successful retrieval of corneas.

With this act, Mr. S grandfather gave sight to two people.

Report by – Dr. Koti Reddy


#226:

On 8th July 2017, Ruban Victor, counsellor for MOHAN Foundation’s helpline received a call for information on eye donation. A young man Mr. A wanted to donate the corneas of his grandmother who had passed away at 1pm.

He was send an sms with details of eye bank and also precautions prior to donation. The eye bank was contacted and given details of the patient and contact details of the Mr. A. Eye donation was done successfully via the helpline. MOHAN Foundation thanks the donor family for their gift of sight.

Report by – Mr. Ruban Victor


#227:

At about 3 pm on 20th of May 2017, Amit Shenoy, our counselor in Mumbai receives a call on the helpline “Can you explain what is brain death?” During the counseling he realized that this is a family member of a suspected brain death case in a private hospital in Mumbai. The next question is “I hope the donated organs are not sold.” Amit gave all the information and collected the details of the patient and the caller.

Next, he got in touch with the State Government authority – ZTCC in Mumbai and also the transplant coordinator of the hospital. He confirmed that there is a brain death case. The family gave their consent to the donation and a young 19 year old lad gave life to 4 patients and sight to two.

The clear explanation of brain death and the processes involved in organ donation gave the family confidence that organ donation and allocation is done ethically and they agreed to the donation.

MOHAN Foundation salutes the family for their decision to help save lives of end stage organ failure patients.

Click here to view The Times Of India Article

Report by – Mr. Amit Shenoy


#228:

On 20th May 2017, the MOHAN Foundation Helpline was contacted by a close family friend seeking support for organ donation considering a possibility of brain death as per information given by the doctors. The patient Mr. 19-year-old college student from Malad, Mumbai was travelling home from his uncle’s office in Masjid, Mumbai on 18th May 2017 around 8pm when he fell out of a crowded train. He was carried to the ICU of Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai for treatment. Mr.R had suffered severe brain injury.

The family friend asked MOHAN Foundation Mumbai’s helpline counselor Amit Shenoy whether the organs would be sold or utilized for the needy. Amit reassured the family friend that the organs would only be allocated to those on the waiting list maintained by Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC) MUMBAI. Amit assisted the family in getting in touch with Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) Mumbai.

The Mr.R family was made aware of the concept of brain death by the Transplant Coordinator of Lilavati Hospital and Amit Shenoy of MOHAN Foundation; assured by this information the family gave consent for organ donation after the patient was declared brain dead on 21st May 2017.

Mr.R’s 2 Kidneys, Heart, Liver were successfully transplanted in patients across Mumbai and his eyes were donated to the in-house eye bank for utilization at a later date.

It was important for the family to obtain reassurance from a neutral entity like MOHAN Foundation who has no vested interest in the donation of organs from a hospital. Mr.R truly left like a Raja (King). Mr.R is survived by his mother,Mrs NG, father, Mr.NG and elder brother Mr.MG.

We salute Mr. G family for their courage and altruistic approach towards saving six lives.

Report by – Mr. Amit Shenoy