Nov 27, 2017

Creative efforts to boost organ donation

MOHAN Foundation across the country made many creative efforts to create awareness to boost organ donation.

Ms Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director) ran the half marathon ( 21K) in one of the most landmark running events in Delhi - Airtel Delhi Half Marathon- in order to create awareness on organ donation. The event attarcts close to 40000 runners from across the country.

The Rajasthan office has undertaken a massive drive to create awareness on organ donation at the village level. The initiative aims to cover a population of 10 lakh peple across 142 villages.

MOHAN Foundation won the prestigious PoleStar Social Impacts Award 2017 in the Health category for its outstanding contribution to the cause of organ donation in India.

Aug 28, 2017

Rippling impact creates organ donation awareness

MOHAN Foundation helpline save four lives
MOHAN Foundation helpline save four lives

 Rippling impact of initiatives creating awareness on organ donation

Media Partnership

Memorandum of Understanding between MFJCF and Dainik Bhaskar to promote organ donation

On August 11, 2017, an MOU was signed between MFJCF (MOHAN Foundation – Jaipur Citizen Forum) and India’s leading Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar. Under this MoU, Dainik Bhaskar will publish articles to promote organ donation with the help of MFJCF. It is hoped that this initiative will revolutionize information dissemination on organ donation.

Awareness talks at schools in Partnership with TOI

Every year, Times of India (TOI) organizes various awareness sessions on organ donation in different schools across Delhi-NCR in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation as part of a special campaign supporting organ donation. This is TOI’s fifth consecutive year of doing this campaign with MOHAN Foundation being its knowledge partner. The 13-day long campaign starts on August 1 and culminates on August 13, TOI’s designated organ donation day. Close to1000 students were covered this year through this campaign.

Ground Events of NDTV Fort Campaign ‘More to Give’ in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation

MOHAN Foundation is a knowledge partner for the NDTV FORT "More to Give"- a campaign focusing on sensitizing the nation about the need on stepping up to donates organs for saving lives. NDTV is a leading English news channel. As part of this, ground events were organized in Chandigarh, Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai on August 6

MOHAN Foundation invited Transplant recipients, Donor Families as well as persons on the waiting list, waiting to receive a life-saving organ. They shared their stories which were aired live by NDTV. A few of its volunteers were also part of the event wherein they reached out to the passers-by, spread awareness and helped them take the Pledge.

As part of the event, many students participated in a poster making competition on Organ donation. Flash mobs were organized and street plays were done to sensitize people about organ donation

Diverse training programs across the country

Critical Care Workshop on ‘Declaration of brain death and donor optimization’, Mumbai

May 13, 2017, MOHAN Foundation along with Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine co-hosted the Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT) workshop named "A Critical Care Workshop on Declaration of brain death and donor optimization" at Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai.

The faculty enlightened the participants on the Role of critical care teams in organ donation and importance of early identification of brain death, Brain death certification protocols, Difficulties in brain death testing, donor optimization, Importance of involving all stakeholders in organ donation, Progress of organ donation in Maharashtra, Grief counselling of family, Concept of Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) and Brain death in children.  The program also included a panel discussion on Brain Death: Unified diagnosis of death, documentation, legal aspects, conflicts as well as a position paper on Guidelines for Donor Maintenance in Hospitals was launched at the event.

Summit on Organ Donation & Transplantation in Children in partnership, Gurgaon

On July 29, 2017, Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT) in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization organized a Summit on Organ Donation and Transplantation in Children.

Doctors from Spain, UK, USA, Australia, and India came together in the first such summit in the country and discussed ways to take it forward. The summary and recommendations from the discussions are being documented and will be presented to the Government of India.

2nd AORTA-MOHAN Foundation training for Transplant Coordinators

MOHAN Foundation in partnership with AORTA (Army Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority) under the aegis of Office of DGMS (Army) IHQ of MoD (Army) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization) successfully completed the training for transplant coordinators from July 24-28, 2017 held at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi.

30 delegates of varied profiles that included doctors and nurses, medical social workers, senior managers, medical superintendent and counselors from 5 states (Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh) and 1 Union Territory, Delhi attended the training.

8th One Month Transplant Coordinators Training Programme, Chennai

Under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, MOHAN Foundation conducted a One Month Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from May 3-27, 2017 at MOHAN Foundation, Chennai. A total of 31 candidates from Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu were present. The participants hailed from various professional backgrounds such as Social Workers, Dialysis Technologists/Technicians, Nurses, Hospital Administrators, Doctors, ICU Staff and Transplant Coordinators. They received their certificates with a unique registration number from NOTTO. The training had eminent speakers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi (via Skype). This was the 8th one-month training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the first in partnership with NOTTO. The training was supported by Tata Trusts.

MOHAN Foundation was privileged to have Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, along with  Dr. Vimal Bhandari, Director, NOTTO (via Skype) and Dr. P. Balaji,  Member Secretary, TRANSTAN at the valedictory function of the 8th One Month Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme in Chennai.

donation in medico legal cases.

Angels of Change: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata

Angels of Change is a unique program where select volunteers from different walks of life are taken through a customized training module to enable them to undertake awareness initiatives on organ donation amongst various audiences.

Kolkata

The City of Joy, Kolkata, had its first batch of “Angels of Change - Volunteers for Organ Donation” trained by MOHAN Foundation on June 20 - 21, 2017 at Techno India University in collaboration with Anthyesti Foundation, a local NGO in Kolkata.

The training program was attended by 19 participants from varied backgrounds: First-year students from Techno India University pursuing a course in Hospital Management, Life Members of MOHAN Foundation, representatives from Swadheen Foundation in Guwahati and from Anthyesti Foundation.

Chennai

Chennai office displayed a phenomenal performance by training 7 batches of Angels of Change in the months of June, July, and August. A total of 201 volunteers comprising of medical students, engineering students, school students, life members and National Service Scheme volunteer were trained. Many of them have continued to promote the cause of organ donation through awareness talks, public surveys, skits, posters, and poem being few of the ways.

Mumbai

Mumbai office trained 24 Angels of Change Volunteers in July. The batch consisted of around 15 medical students from Yerala Medical College (Kharghar) and rest volunteered on individual capacity.

Delhi

On August 9, 2017, MOHAN Foundation Delhi-NCR office conducted Angels of Change (AOC) Volunteers for Organ Donation Training programme for Air India Staff. While two of the volunteers were retired cabin crew members, the other two are still serving. They aim to sensitize trainees undergoing to be a crew member by involving an awareness talk on organ donation in the training curriculum

When a 'no' does not always mean a 'no'
When a 'no' does not always mean a 'no'
Letter by an Angel of Change trained volunteer
Letter by an Angel of Change trained volunteer
Making a presence in Odisha
Making a presence in Odisha
Angels of Change gearing up to change India
Angels of Change gearing up to change India
NDTV event in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation
NDTV event in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation

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May 31, 2017

MOHAN Foundation partners with the Government to train across the country

Feedback from trained transplant coordinators
Feedback from trained transplant coordinators

Training of Transplant Coordinators

Under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, MOHAN Foundation conducted 3 training programs for Transplant Coordinators this quarter.

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

This was in collaboration with Bhopal Organ Donation Society (BODS) March 27-31, 2017. A total of 25 candidates received their certificates with a unique registration number from NOTTO. This was the 44th training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the tenth in partnership with NOTTO.

Bengaluru, Karnataka

This was conducted in collaboration with Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK), and The Integrated Liver Care Foundation (ILC) from February 13-17, 2017 and 34 candidates successfully completed the training. This was the 43rd training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the ninth in partnership with NOTTO.

Gurugram, Haryana

In partnership with FORT (Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant) 58 delegates underwent the training from April 11-15, 2017

Training of intensive care professionals

Practical and Technical Aspects of Brain Death and Organ Donation, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

MOHAN Foundation in collaboration with Bhopal Organ Donation Society successfully conducted a CME March 28, 2017. The focus was on ‘Practical and Technical Aspects of Brain Death and Organ Donation.’ There were 18 health care professionals for the CME that included anesthetists, Intensivists and ICU staff.

Brain Death Optimization Training Program, Jaipur, Rajasthan

On April 28, 2017, MOHAN Foundation conducted a one day Brain Death Optimization Training Program. More than 40 ICU doctors and nursing staff attended the program. 

4th batch of Angels of Change Volunteers successfully complete their training

MOHAN Foundation has launched a unique program called “Angels of Change” in which selected student volunteers from schools and colleges are taken through a customized training module to enable them to undertake awareness initiatives on organ donation amongst various audiences.

The fourth batch of Angels of Change Volunteers Training for Organ Donation that began on December 5, 2016 with students of Bal Bharti Public School, New Delhi concluded on May 17, 2017. Each of the participants conducted a public awareness session on organ donation on their own thereby fulfilling the criteria to be awarded a certificate certifying them as ‘Angel of Change Volunteer,’ trained by MOHAN Foundation.

20 students from classes VIII-XI undertook the training. Post the training, students made mock presentations in groups of 2-5 and each presentation was assessed based on the content and accuracy of the information given. This was followed by public awareness session by the students at their school for teachers and students and at a regional passport office.

MOHAN Foundation invited to round-table discussion on End of Life Care in Mathura

Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee and Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, MOHAN Foundation were invited to a round-table discussion on ‘End of Life Care in India: Connecting the Dots, Building a Coalition’ on April 29 & 30, 2017 at Mathura. It brought together senior doctors across specialties, lawyers, bureaucrats and public intellectuals who came out with ‘The Mathura Declaration – A Call to Action for Ensuring Humane Care at the End of Life’. The meeting focused on four key areas – End of Life Care (EOLC) Legislation, the Economics of Dying in India, Religion Spirituality Mortality, and putting it all Together.

Dr. Shroff spoke on ‘Towards a Uniform Definition of Death: Why it Matters’. He emphasized that conversations about organ donation were a part of good EOLC.

Father spreads awareness on Organ Donation in son’s memory.

MOHAN Foundation was invited for an awareness program on organ donation by SOLOMON MEMORIAL TRUST in Perambur on April 30, 2017.  This session needs a mention as it was organized by Mr. David Chelladurai whose son met with an accident nearly a year ago. At the time his son died, he had no idea about organ donation and no one gave him the option for the same. He felt that donating his son’s organs could have saved lives and helped the family find solace in the thought that their son is living on in others. This has encouraged him to create awareness on organ donation.

MOHAN Foundation counselor and a challenging case
MOHAN Foundation counselor and a challenging case
Fourth batch of Angels of Change Volunteers
Fourth batch of Angels of Change Volunteers
Feedback from Principal on Angels of Change
Feedback from Principal on Angels of Change
Course Director honoured for training
Course Director honoured for training
Womentor Award for Country Director
Womentor Award for Country Director

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