GLOBAL GIVING REPORT
May 2023- July 2023
Training Ambassadors & Transplant Coordinators to augment organ donation
Batch 23 of Organ Donation Ambassadors training conducted online
On May 13, 2023, the Module 2 of the Batch 23 of Organ Donation Ambassadors training was conducted online. The workshops topics were Gratitude Communication and tips on how to write a letter of gratitude to a donor family after receiving an organ were discussed. In the session different modes of communication on the topic of Organ Donation were also discussed to name a few: - awareness via talks, information desk, street theatre, social media campaigns and exhibitions, school and college projects and competitions.
Online 'Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate' Course - May 1, 2023 - June 10, 2023An online course on Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate (TCPC) was conducted by MOHAN Foundation between May 1, 2023 and June 10, 2023. A total of 57 participants including fifty-six from India and one from Nepal enrolled for this six-week structured programme. Batch 24 of the Organ Donation Ambassador trainingThe Batch 24 of Organ Donation ambassador training for 9 volunteers was concluded on July 15, 2023. This training was done via zoom. Most of the points of discussion were - How to speak about organ donation; difference between brain death and natural death; how does a person die; age limit to donation of organs; how to counter the negative campaign in films about organ donation; donor maintenance costs and importance of recipient counselling.
Awards and recognitions
MOHAN Foundation's work recognised at the Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023The Hindustan Group of Institutions was founded in 1968 by the Late Dr K.C.G. Verghese.On June 24, 2023, the fourth edition of the Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023 saw 32 personalities from different fields being honoured in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Academic Excellence, Research Excellence, Corporate Excellence, Community Development, Youth Icon, Sports Excellence and Outstanding Alumni. Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation received the Community Excellence award for his work in promotion of deceased organ donation. https://www.mohanfoundation.org/activities/MOHAN-Foundations-work-recognised-at-the-Dr-KCG-Verghese-Excellence-Awards-2023-9055.htm
Organ Donation awareness during Chariot festival
Honourable CM Mr. Ashok Gehlot jiunveiled the Organ Donation flag at CM House
Police training: Role of police in organ donation process
Multi-city sensitization sessions/events on organ donation
Multi-city sensitization sessions/events on organ donation were organized face to face and on online platforms like Facebook, You Tube & zoom for participants belonging to the cities of Delhi, Gurugram, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Raipur, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh, Baddi (HP), Goa, and Imphal.
Target audience were students (first-aid, paramedical, medical, college, school, neurosurgery PG, nephrology, law & management), NSS volunteers & teachers, hospital & nursing staff, corporate staff, doctors, nurses, transplant coordinators, college staff, schoolteachers, dialysis patients, donor and recipient families, & general public.
In this quarter over15,209 people were reached through 170sessions.
Community Radio Programs for mass mobilization
· 101.2 AIR talk on inspiring story of Mrs Renu Uba, who decided to donate her mother’s organ after her death on May 06, 2023.· 101.2 AIR talk on Organ donation and transplantation by Mr. Kapil Garg, IPS, Retired Director General of Police on May 20, 2023.· 101.2 AIR talk on Kidney Donation and Transplantation by Dr. Navneet Saxena, Consultant Nephrologist at JNU hospital and CKS hospital on June 03, 2023. · Doordarshan, on June 11, 2023, extended an invitation to Bhavna Jagwani and Govind Gurbani for a panel discussion on organ donation and transplantation, conducted entirely in the Sindhi language. · 101.2 AIR talk featuring Harshvardhan Singh, kidney recipient who had also participated in World Transplant Games, 2023 on June 24, 2023.· 101.2 AIR talk on Organ donation and transplant by P.C Jain, Transplant co-ordinator on July 01, 2023.· 101.2 AIR talk on Organ donation and transplant by Dr. Rakesh Jain, Additional Principal SMS Medical College and attached Colleges, Jaipur and renown plastic surgeon on July 28, 2023.· 101.2 AIR talk on Organ donation and transplantation By Parul Bishnoi, family member of Organ Recipient on July 29, 2023.
MOHAN Foundation Organ Donation Helpline
MOHAN Foundation’s 24X7 helpline gives information on organ donation & transplantation, pan India in 8 languages. MF Helpline number’s visibility is increasing & families on their own look up through internet browsers or phone to find out information about organ donation. In this quarter, 3,233 calls were facilitated by MOHAN Foundation’s executivesthat resulted in2 cases ofeye donations saving 8 lives.
Organ Donation Facilitated by MOHAN Foundation’s Transplant Coordinators
With continued efforts from MOHAN Foundation’s Transplant Coordinators, the number of donations (eyes, organs & body) have been maximized thus saved many lives in their respective states in this quarter. A Total of 276 lives across India were saved through 250corneal donations, 14 kidney donations, 7 liver donations,2 heart valves donations, 1 Pancreas donation,1 heart donations & 1 skin donation.
S Prakash (name changed)
Mr. Prakash was a 12-year-old eighth grader at a Huzur Nagar, Telangana Government school. His father was a motor bike mechanic, while his mother worked for a daily wage. His parents refused his repeated requests for a "smart phone" and instead advised him to improve his grades and pursue a higher education in a prestigious institution.
After the summer vacation, he refused to return to school unless his demands were met, and when his father refused, he warned him, reprimanded him, and refused to comply with his demands. On the fateful day of June 14, 2023, he took a friend's phone and, in a fit of rage, searched the internet for recordings of suicide attempts before attempting one at his home. He lost consciousness and was taken to Aware Global Hospital, Hyderabad. His condition remained unstable despite receiving the most effective treatment.
The physicians eventually diagnosed "hypoxic brain injury." Every effort possible was made to save his life. However, he was pronounced "brain dead" by an experienced panel of physicians. The family was devastated.
Dr. Bhanu Chandra, Senior Transplant Coordinator at the MOHAN Foundation, gave the family members a detailed explanation of Prakash's irreversible condition and shed light on the concept of organ donation, which could improve the lives of many patients awaiting organ transplants. He explained to them that organ donation was the only positive outcome of this situation. He went on to explain the organ donation procedure to the family and patiently answered all their questions.
The family was grieving the loss of their loved one, so they requested additional time to consider organ donation. Bhanu met with the family multiple times. Finally, the family consented to organ donation in the hope that Prakash would live eternally in a number of others as a result of this noble act.
On June 23, 2023, Prakash’s kidneys, corneas, and liver were retrieved and utilised thus, saving the lives of five people.
KCC Varghese Award
Training for police personnels