Aug 28, 2021

Making Organ Donation a Reality

                                                1st QUARTER REPORT


                                                 May, June & July 2021 

 

                                         Making Organ Donation a Reality

 

 

Multi-city Sensitization Sessions/Events on Organ Donation

Multi-city sensitization sessions/events on organ donation were organized on online platforms like Facebook, You Tube, Google meet & zoom for participants belonging to the cities of Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Indore, Belgaum, Dhule, Jaipur, Udaipur, Pune & Nagpur.

Target audience were workers of municipal corporation, police gymkhana, staff of Ayurvedic Hospital, members of NGO’s, college students, NCC students, social worker groups, hospital staff, critical care unit & nursing staff, patients, police personnel, paramedical students, fire fighters, security guards, corporate employees officers, law students, pharmacy students, First Aid Course students, Inner wheel club members, National Railway Union members, staff of BCN News Channel, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, BJP members, staff of Jansampark Office, Rotary Club members & Jelly crusher labourers. Close to 8110 people were reached through 84 sessions (online & face to face).

 

People Reached through E-newsletters

1,54,135 people were reached out and educated through MOHAN Foundation’s Indian Transplant Newsletter, Issue 62 and E-newsletters.

 

Public Awareness through Radio Program

MOHAN Foundation is overjoyed to be reaching out to lakhs of people across Rajasthan through All India Radio. 2 community radio programmes were organized on organ donation which were broadcasted on 101.2 FM. AIR almost covers 70% of the area of Rajasthan. 

 

Synchrony Dialogues with MOHAN Foundation

MOHAN Foundation organized 2 webinars as part of it’s ongoing series of ‘Synchrony Dialogues’ on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – a webinar titled -“Lung Transplants Post COVID-19 & Other Options” and another on “Planned Parenthood Post Transplant”. 

 

MOHAN Foundation Organ Donation Helpline

MOHAN Foundation’s 24X7 helpline gives information on organ donation & transplantation, pan India in 8 languages. 1298 Calls facilitated by MOHAN Foundation’s executives, resulting in 22 eye donations, 4 body donations and 1 skin donation  thus saving 21 lives. (From one person, two corneas are retrieved)

 

Organ Donation Facilitated by MOHAN Foundation’s Transplant Coordinators

Due to COVID 19, all on-ground activities had been affected. The pandemic has affected the manoeuvre of hospitals/ health care institutes. Nevertheless, MOHAN Foundation’s transplant coordinators have been working relentlessly to increase the rate of organ donation through family counselling at the hospitals. They counselled the families of brain dead people to give gift of life to other people by donating their loved one’s organs that resulted in 26 eye donations, 8 kidney donations, 4 liver donations, 2 lung donations & 1 heart donation.  

A Total of 64 lives (including donations happened through MOHAN Foundation’s Helpline) across India were impacted in this quarter.

Jul 21, 2021

Starting New Initiatives For Transplant Recipients

MOHAN Foundation received eNGO Certificate
MOHAN Foundation received eNGO Certificate

                                                 PROGRESS REPORT

                                                      2nd QUARTER
                                               April, May & June 2021

 

        Starting new initiatives to help transplant recipients become self-reliant

 

Awards & Recognition

MOHAN Foundation wins eNGO Challenge Award

MOHAN Foundation was selected as a winner in the Health & Wellness Category of eNGO Challenge Award for its initiative, ‘Technology to enable and augment Organ Donation’ for the year 2020-21. A total of 104 nominations across 9 categories from different countries from South Asia were received during the pandemic, out of which 29 initiatives were selected after the first round of screening for the final evaluation by the Jury.

MOHAN Foundations online training  (the only online training in India in this field) was also showcased as part of this initiative.

Dr. Sunil Shroff awarded the Vocational Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation was conferred the Vocational Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay Sea face for his pioneering work in the field of organ donation on May 22, 2021.

 

Training & online courses

One-Month Online ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ Course

MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted the one-month ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course on the MOODLE e-learning platform. There were a total of 58 participants from different parts of India. One participant from Dhaka, Bangladesh had also enrolled for the course.

In the absence of any physical training due to COVID, the online course ensures that training goes on. Face to face zoom sessions over the weekends allow for discussion and clarifying of doubts.

Organ Donation Ambassador Course

Organ Donation Ambassador Course is designed for the benefit of those seeking to gain knowledge about organ donation and transplantation. Through this course, participants learned and understood basic concepts, legal and ethical aspects, religion and organ donation, process and Importance of organ donation. The participants underwent training and committed to activities supporting organ donation, through the following 3 modules -Online 4-Hour, Learn-at-your-pace Certificate Course on Organ Donation - "Gift of Life", 2-hour activity based interactive sessions on Zoom & activities to raise awareness and funds. In the reporting period, 32 people enrolled in Organ Donation Ambassador Course. All of them, successfully completed the course and became the ambassadors of organ donation.

 

Synchrony Dialogues with MOHAN Foundation

MOHAN Foundation organized 2 Synchrony Dialogues on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – a webinar titled -“Lung Transplants Post COVID-19 & Other Options” and another on “Planned Parenthood Post Transplant”

 

New initiatives

Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable 

MOHAN Foundation has launched a new endeavour, ‘Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable’ for providing help to the economically poor and needy patients so that they can also have access to life-saving organ donation and transplantation. 

Organ transplant costs are exorbitant and a huge number of organ failure patients are not benefiting from this life-saving procedure advancement in medicine as they are ill-equipped to bear the financial burden of the transplant and subsequent follow-ups. Anudaan aims to support such economically disadvantaged patients by joining hands with philanthropic individuals, corporates and other NGOs and by helping such patients raise funds through crowd funding.

In the reporting period, Anudaan supported the following beneficieries:

  • 6 year old girl from Telangana for Liver Transplant
  • 21 year old female from Goa for Liver Transplant
  • 27 year old female from Telangana for Kidney Transplant.
Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Sunil Shroff
Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Sunil Shroff
Planned Parenthood Post Transplant Planned
Planned Parenthood Post Transplant Planned
Lung Transplants- Post COVID-19 & Other Options
Lung Transplants- Post COVID-19 & Other Options
Mar 23, 2021

Activities at MOHAN Foundation

Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination
Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination

During these COVID times, we are glad to inform you that all our training is continuing through online mode and have been successful.


Thank you for continuously supporting our cause during these difficult times. We are glad to share a few of our milestones with all of you.

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination and Grief Counselling - 2019-2020 Batch completes the one-year online course

The 2019 - 2020 batch of the ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination and Grief Counselling’ successfully completed the one-year online course on 6th December 2020. A total of 58 participants from diverse healthcare professions like physicians, dialysis technicians, nurses, physician assistants, transplant coordinators, clinical psychologists, administrative personnel, social workers,  anaesthesia technologists, medical professors and students pursuing post-graduate studies enrolled in the training - 50 from 13 states of India , six from Pakistan, one from Spain and one from Nepal.

As part of the course each participant was given a project (visual abstract /video making/ social media polls). On 6th December 2020 the final examination was conducted online, where a total number of 43 participants appeared for the exam.

2. First One-Month online ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course successfully conducted

MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted the first one-month online ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course from 2nd to 29th November 2020 on the MOODLE e-learning platform. A total of 43 participants completed the course.  The participants were not only from India, but also Nigeria, Singapore and Malaysia and came from various cadres of healthcare and other professions.

The participants received access to the course material (40 E-modules) that were made available to them under four sections - week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4 at periodic intervals. Multiple choice questions (MCQs) were created and incorporated at the end of each module to help the participants assess what they had learnt. The participants were given assignments on topics related to creating awareness about organ donation, case studies (ethics of organ donation), and organ donation pathway and were asked to submit them online before the due date.

The weekend webinars were held on the Zoom software platform with lectures from experts.

3. Organ Donation Ambassadors (ODA) Program - A volunteer initiative 

MOHAN Foundation has launched a unique program for interested volunteers to become Organ Donation Ambassadors (ODA).The objective is to take volunteers through a customised training module to enable them to become proficient enough to be able to undertake awareness initiatives on organ donation amongst different audiences. From Jan 2021, we have 79 participants enrolled in the program.

4. A New Initiative, Anudaan- Making Transplants Affordable

It gives us great pleasure to announce our endeavour, Anudaan – Making transplants affordable for providing help to the economically poor and needy patients so that they can also have access to life-saving organ donation and transplantation.

 Story of a 6 year old

6-year-old baby successfully underwent a liver transplant on 16th January 2021, at Hyderabad, thanks to our initiative, Anudaan - Making Transplants Affordable. We received the support of many individuals and ‘Transplants Help the Poor Foundation’ and we were able to collectively raise Rs. 8.5 Lakhs. The hospital gave some concession and the transplant was made possible.

Hailing from Sirsapalli village, Huzurabad, Telangana, belongs to a low-income family that could never afford such an expensive transplant, without the support provided by ‘Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable’. While her mother was willing to give a portion of her liver, the family was lacking the financial resources to go ahead.

MOHAN Foundation wishes her a long, healthy and happy life and thanks to all the supporters for their generosity.

MOHAN Foundation is going to continue raising funds for this initiative through various activities in the upcoming months as well, To know more about the cause, https://www.mohanfoundation.org/anudaan.asp

 

 

 

Screenshot from one of the sessions
Screenshot from one of the sessions
 
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