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Training to augment organ donation in India

by MOHAN ( Multi Organ Harvesting Aid network ) FOUNDATION
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Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India
Training to augment organ donation in India

January - March  

MOHAN Foundation has engaged in the last few months on Organ Donation Awareness across different cities.

MOHAN FOUNDATION held a Rangoli Competition to promote Organ Donation

The open air car park of the Thirumangalam Metro Station was transformed to an art exhibition area to promote organ donation. MOHAN Foundation organised a Rangoli Competition in association with Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on 6thJanuary 2018 at the Thirumangalam Metro Station.

The theme of the Rangoli was (Indelible Designs) – Organ Donation. The participation was open to all. Chennai rangoli enthusiast wholeheartedly participated in the competition. There were 13 pairs of students from 8 colleges of Chennai and 26 pairs of older women who created beautifully thought out designs to bring out the concept of organ donation. Exciting prizes and gifts were given to the winners and participants. The youngest participant was 7 years and eldest was 62 years old. One participant came from Bengaluru. Both in student and adult category – there were 3 first prizes and 3 second prizes and additional special prizes.  Nearly 100 people were present at the venue and many metro users came to see the rangoli. 

MOHAN foundation awareness campaign at a NSS Event in a College in Chennai

Anna Adarsh College for Women, Chennai organised a guest lecture on Organ Donation as part of the National Service Scheme’s (NSS) valedictory function on 11th March 2020.  

Dr. Hemal from MOHAN Foundation gave a lecture on the concepts of organ donation and explained the why, what, when and how of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.The students also benefited from hearing a donor family member share her experience. About 35 students signed up as organ donors and collected their donor cards.  Similarly we were also a part of Queen Mary’s College Organ Donation Awareness where we spoke about the process of donation, allocation and transplantation.  

Awareness session on organ donation at Jayanita Exports Private Limited in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

On March 14, 2020 MOHAN Foundation was invited to conduct an awareness session on organ donation for the employees of Jayanita Exports Private limited in Greater Noida,UP.Two awareness sessions were held at two different locations for the employees of Jayanita - the first at the Jayanitafactory and the second at Jayanita Export Private Limited conference room.

Ms.Pallavi from MOHAN spoke to the employees about Basics of Organ Donation. She also brought out a point where age is never a barrier for donating an organ.She quoted an example of a newborn baby becoming the youngest ever organ donor. Despite living for even less than 72 hours, the baby saved an adult's life. Ms.Pallavi also helped the employees understand brain death through a short video.  The topic of myths related to organ donation and shared misconceptions that exist among people were also brought to light for the employees.At the end of the session, close to 35 participants attended and 15 donor cards were picked up.

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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.



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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.

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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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Samarthan 2019 - A musical evening to create awareness on Organ donation

On March 02, 2019, MOHAN Foundation organized its annual awareness event, "SAMARTHAN 2019 – A Sufiyana Night with Nizami Bandhu’’ at Zorba, MG Road, New Delhi. The objective of the event was to create awareness around organ donation as well as to raise funds that would go towards the Foundation’s endeavour to ensure that organs are available for all those who are waiting for a life-saving transplant.

The main highlight of the event was the release of the compendium titled, ‘’You are the Clay, You are the Potter’’- a tribute to the Transplant Coordinators of India. The compendium is a collection of inspiring donor stories from Transplant Coordinators from hospitals across the country and stories of real heroes who are making efforts to boost organ donation. It has imbibed the essence of the quality of work done by transplant coordinators throughout the country.

More than 300 people attended the event showing their support towards organ donation.


4th AORTA-MOHAN Foundation training on TRANSPLANT COORDINATION held under the aegis of Office of DGMS (Army) IHQ of MoD (Army) & NOTTO

MOHAN Foundation in partnership with AORTA (Army Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority) successfully conducted the 4th Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi. It was held under the aegis of Office of DGMS (Army) IHQ of MoD (Army) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization).  24 delegates that mainly included medical officers and nursing officers attended the training. There was representation from 13 states (Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh) and 2 Union Territories (Delhi and Chandigarh).


Critical Care Conclave Workshop held at Army Hospital (Research & Referral) New Delhi

MOHAN Foundation in partnership with AORTA (Army Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority) successfully conducted Critical Care Conclave Workshop on March 16, 2019 at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi. The workshop was organized by Department of Nephrology, Army Hospital (R & R). 15 medical officers and critical care specialists from various services hospital across India attended the conclave.


MOHAN Foundation’s organ donation awareness campaign titled “Life Before Ashes” sweeps the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2019 with 3 Golds and a Silver

MOHAN Foundation’s bold and hard hitting campaign, “Life Before Ashes” bagged 3 Golds and a silver at the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2019. ZEE Entertainment’s Olive Crown Awards recognizes outstanding work in sustainability and the preservation of our ecosystem every year.

“Life Before Ashes” is a poignant yet hard-hitting message by MOHAN Foundation to spread a very simple message – ‘What has now become ashes, could have been another person’s heart or kidney or liver or eyes, if only they were donated. The travelling art installations in the shape of human organs such as the heart, kidney, liver and eyes, which were made from a mix of real human ashes and mud from the graves, were displayed at malls, hospitals, conferences, etc., through the country, thus spreading the message and motivating many more to take the pledge for donating their organs.

The awards were received in the following categories –

Press Services – GOLD

Events – GOLD

Out of Home – GOLD

Campaign of the Year – SILVER


5th National Organ Retrieval Workshop (Oxford course) held in Bengaluru

The 5th National Organ Retrieval Workshop (Oxford course) was held on 2nd & 3rd February 2019 at the M.S. Ramaiah Advanced Learning Centre, Bengaluru. This course was carefully designed in collaboration with international and national leaders in organ transplantation to train aspiring transplant surgeons in the techniques required for safe organ retrieval.

The Course Directors were Dr. Isabel Quiroga, Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, Dr. Anand Subrahmanyam, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Seshadripuram, Bengaluru, Dr. Sonal Asthana, Consultant, HPB and Transplant Surgeon, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, and Dr. Catherine Dushyanthy Sudarshan, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

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MOHAN ( Multi Organ Harvesting Aid network ) FOUNDATION

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
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Project Leader:
Pallavi Kumar
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