Dec 30, 2019

MOHAN Foundation gets recognition and awards

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4th Quarter

(October to December 2019)



MOHAN Foundation wins at Grand Thornton SABERA

On December 4, 2019, MOHAN Foundation won two subcategory awards at the GRANT THORNTON SABERA (Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards). It won the NOT FOR PROFIT YEAR AWARD (below 5 crore) and the INITIATIVE AWARD for its National Organ Donation Toll Free Helpline in the Swasthya Kalyan (Health and well Being) Category.

MOHAN Foundation receives the NGO Leadership Award at Chennai

On December 16, 2019, MOHAN Foundation received the NGO Leadership Award in the Tamil Nadu Leadership Awards 2019 category instituted by World CSR Day, a for-purpose organization. The award is endorsed by World Federation of CSR Professionals, a not-for-profit that aims to make a real difference to the HR community, business and the economy.


MOHAN Foundation represented at International Conferences

Doha International Academy of Organ Donation invites experts from MOHAN Foundation for a three days workshop on Organ Donation, Doha, Qatar

The Doha International Academy of Organ Donation – Hamad Medical Centre, Doha invited Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation and Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director of MOHAN Foundation to the 10th year anniversary of the Doha Donation Accord with second activity of ROOTS program which is a collaborative international Qatari initiative aiming to Reach Out for Organ Transplant Self-sufficiency. Several world leaders in organ donation and transplantation were invited as international speakers.  The three days workshop which was held from 8th – 10th November 2019 provided a platform for policy makers and ROOTS alliance countries to exchange ideas and raise awareness on ethical organ donation. 

MOHAN Foundation participates in the 15th Congress of ISODP in Dubai

MOHAN Foundation participated and presented at the 15th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) held from November 14-16, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and hosted by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation and the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society. The Congress was attended by Dr. Sunil Shroff (Managing Trustee), Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram (Country Director) and Ms. Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director)


12th National Annual Transplant Coordinators’ Conference in association with CMHS held at IIM, Ahmedabad

The Network and Alliance of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO), in association with MOHAN Foundation and the Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS) - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad organized the 12th National Annual Transplant Coordinators’ Conference at the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad campus on November 30 and December 1, 2019.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Let’s Collaborate,” with a focus on exploring public-private partnership options for organ donation in India. Experts from government, industry, transplant professionals and public health specialists were invited to be part of this focus discussion.

The 12th NATCO conference had close to 150 Transplant Coordinators, working in public and private hospitals, participating from across the country. Faculty included doctors, senior transplant coordinators, NGO heads and representatives, academicians, media professionals, corporate professionals, IAS officers and bureaucrats who shared their ideas and views on a wide range of topics.


 MOHAN-Edelweiss organ donation drive #NoMoreWaiting culminates in Guinness World Record

On December 5, 2019, MOHAN-Edelweiss organ donation drive #NoMoreWaiting culminated in a press meet at The Oberoi, New Delhi where it was announced that Edelweiss has created a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD (low case) title for collecting the highest number of pledges for organ donation in a single day, following an impactful drive throughout November. While the awareness drive garnered over 1 lakh pledges during the month, the insurer created history by collecting 54,626 pledges in a single day on November 28, 2019

Earlier on November 5, 2019, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance had joined hands with MOHAN Foundation to create awareness on organ donation and to encourage pledging for this important, life-saving cause when this campaign was launched in Mumbai during the meet,During this month long campaign, various activities that included digital media activations, PR, and on-ground educative workshops in educational institutions were undertaken. Talks conducted at IIT Jodhpur & IIT Ahmedabad by MOHAN Foundation were part of this initiative.

Actor-Director Rahul Bose agreed to be the brand ambassador of the campaign.


Ms. Pallavi Kumar summits Mount Kilimanjaro as her tribute to organ donors & their families

On October 03, 2019, Ms Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation summited Mount Kilimanjaro and unfurled a flag expressing her tribute to organ donors for their selfless act of giving a part of themselves to keep others alive. This is the highest such tribute by any Indian and perhaps from anywhere in the world. Last year, Pallavi summited the Everest Base Camp reaching an altitude of 5380 meters (17600 feet above sea level).This year she climbed higher 5756 meters (18885 feet above sea level) as she feels no tribute is too high for organ donors and their families.

Standing at a height of 5,895 meters, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak of Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on Earth. Also known as the “Roof of Africa”, this colossal mountain is a part of the seven summits of the world.



Oct 17, 2019

Foot soldiers for augmenting organ donation

Creating foot soldiers for augmenting organ donation in India


Training of Transplant Coordinators

Two training programs were conducted in this quarter. The first training took place in Gurugram from July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019. 61 coordinators were trained. The other one was held in Pune from August 19, 2019 to August 23, 2019 wherein 30 coordinators were trained.

 Masterclass in soft skills and communication for transplant coordinators in Pune

On August 25, 2019 one-day Masterclass in Soft Skills and Communication for Transplant coordinators working in the field of organ donation and transplantation in Pune was organized.


Innovative step taken by women of India for Organ Donation

In a unique initiative the Akhil Bhartiya Marwadi Mahila Sammelan of India, in association with MOHAN Foundation organized 18 rallies in total across various parts of the country on the 31st August 2019. There were 40 women who were part of the rally and every one of them also pledged their organs and received donor cards.

Jul 22, 2019

MOHAN Foundation continues to create foot soldiers

MOHAN Foundation continues to create foot soldiers to boost organ donation in India

10th One Month Transplant Coordinator’s Training Programme held in Chennai

MOHAN Foundation conducted its 10th One Month Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from 2nd to 29th May 2019 in Chennai. A total of 52 candidates from Assam, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu were present. The participants hailed from various professional backgrounds such as social work, medical sociology, nursing, Accident and Emergency Care Technology, and dialysis technology.

Advanced Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop 2019 held in Chennai

MOHAN Foundation in collaboration with the Network and Alliance of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO) organized an Advanced Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop on the 21st and 22nd June 2019 at Hotel Abu Sarovar Portico in Chennai.

Around 50 transplant coordinators and healthcare professionals from across the country participated in the workshop. Faculty was drawn from India as well as from overseas. Lectures were delivered via Skype by those who were unable to travel to the venue.

Shreya Siddanagowder, Asia's first upper arm double hand transplant recipient was the keynote speaker.

Shreya lost both her hands in a meaningless road accident in 2016 and finally underwent hand transplant a year later (thanks to the generosity of the parents of a young boy). One can tell after interacting with her, that she is determined to live life to the fullest and spread awareness on hand transplantation along with her amazing parents who have been her constant support through her entire journey so far.

MOHAN Foundation Mumbai receives an award from ZTCC Mumbai, on the occasion of its 19th anniversary

MOHAN Foundation was invited by ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre) Mumbai for an event marking the 19th anniversary of their foundation day (31st March 2019). This program was scheduled to felicitate the deceased donor families, all Transplant Coordinators, Hospital Administrators, Intensivists and NGO’s working selflessly in the field of Organ Donation. MOHAN Foundation also received the award for the substantial work done over past two decades and contributed in the field of Organ Donation.

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