Commencement of fourth batch of "Angels of Change"
Health and emergency helpline staff trained to take calls on brain death and organ donation
Training on answering calls on an Organ Donation Helpline was conducted for 104 staff members of National Health Mission at Swasthya Bhawan, Jaipur. It began with an introduction on the need for the training followed by a pre-training survey. Basic concepts of organ donation and brain death were clarified. A short movie on brain death was shown to the trainees.
Training manuals were distributed to the participants and they were explained: “how to answer a call?” They were showed some audio tapes of typical calls that have been answered by the MOHAN Foundation organ donation helpline in the past 4 years. A quiz round was conducted to involve the participants and they were also asked participants to fill the post-training survey. Every candidate had to undergo an MCQ test to gauge their understanding of the concept. At the end, the candidates filled a training evaluation form.
Workshop on “Revisiting Contraindications to Corneal Donation”
On January 21, 2017, MOHAN Foundation and Fortis Organ Retrieval &Transplant (FORT) under the aegis of NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization) organized a workshop on, “Revisiting Contraindications to Corneal Donation”. National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI), SightLife and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital were the other co-organizers.
The objective of the workshop was to bring organ and eye donation under a common umbrella and to review the contraindications as laid down in Standards of Eye Banking in India by National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It was felt that 80% of the time, corneas could not be harvested as per the contraindications laid down. There were times when the organs were retrieved but the experts refused corneas. The workshop aimed at bringing together all the stakeholders involved at various levels of eye care services, governmental & non-governmental organizations on a common platform to discuss, review and reach a consensus for updating of the module and submit it to NPCB.
One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme
January 2017, Pune
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 in collaboration with Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC) - Pune conducted a ‘One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from January 16-20, 2017 at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (DMH), Pune, Maharashtra. There were 51 participants not only from different places in Maharashtra but also Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. This was the 41st training programme conducted by MOHAN Foundation and the seventh in partnership with NOTTO.
February 2017, Bengaluru
‘One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme’ under the aegis of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India was organised by MOHAN Foundation in collaboration with Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK) from 13th to 17th February 2017 at Aster CMI, Bengaluru. There were 34 participants from different the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and even Delhi-NCR. This was the 43rd training programme and the ninth in partnership with NOTTO conducted by MOHAN Foundation
Continuing Medical Education seminar (CME)
MOHAN Foundation conducted a Continuing Medical Education seminar (CME) at Chettinad Super Specialty Hospital, Kelambakkam on January 27, 2017. The program focused on sensitizing the medical professionals on technical and practical aspects of organ donation and the legal implications that ought to be done when a brain death is certified and organ donation is possible.
Another CME on “Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation” was conducted at the Justice K.S Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore on December 10, 2016". The CME was organized by the Department of Nephrology, Justice K.S Hegde Charitable Hospital with the aim of sensitizing doctors, nurses and students (medical and paramedical) on the various aspects of organ donation and transplantation - medical, legal and counseling. This initiative was supported by MOHAN Foundation and Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK).
Enhance Lives through Tissue donation - Tissue Banking Workshop in Jaipur
MOHAN Foundation hosted an International Tissue Banking Workshop in Jaipur on November 28, 2016. Looking into the need for Tissue Banking in Rajasthan, the workshop addressed all the queries related to establishment, processing and maintaining standards of a Tissue Bank. 48 doctors and others attended the workshop.
MOHAN Foundation commences its fourth batch of "Angels of Change".
MOHAN Foundation commenced its fourth batch of "Angels of Change" volunteers training for Organ Donation with students of Bal Bharati Public School, New Delhi. 24 students from standard VIII-XI joined the program and attended the first session for a basic introduction to the topic and initial orientation.
On December 14, 2016, the second session was conducted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi. The objective of the session was to provide an opportunity to the volunteers to interact with medical experts in the field to increase their knowledge and to clarify their doubts.
The third session was conducted on December 21, 2016.In this session, they interacted with a donor family, a liver recipient, and a kidney recipient. The objective of the session was to provide an opportunity to the volunteers to understand the real feelings of a donor family as they take this very difficult decision to donate a loved one's organs; and also of people living with end-stage organ failure awaiting a transplant and how their lives change once they have received the gift of a life-saving organ.
On January 31, 2017, the fourth session was conducted at Bal Bharti Public School, Gurgaon. In this session, the students made a mock presentation in front of MOHAN Foundation faculty. The main objective of this session was to help the students to prepare for an awareness session in front of general public. Feedback was given on the basis of the style of presentation, the content of the information that was provided and its accuracy and validity, and overall presentation. Post the presentations of the volunteers, they were given tips on how they could improve upon their presentations.
MOHAN Foundation partners with NDTV
MOHAN Foundation felicitated by NOTTO
MOHAN Foundation wins Best Website of Year,2016
Bride and groom pledge for organ donation
Greater measures by centre and private hospitals