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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