Transplant Coordinators to Spread Awareness on Organ Donation

Multi-organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation has organised its first-ever four-day transplant coordinators’ training programme at Aayush Hospitals in the city Monday.

Published: 25th July 2014 08:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2014 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Multi-organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation has organised its first-ever four-day transplant coordinators’ training programme at Aayush Hospitals in the city Monday.

Addressing the participants, MOHAN Foundation country director Lalitha Raghuram said that organ transplantation is one of the greatest advancements of modern technology, which results in patients getting renewed lease of life.

“This training programme will be a good opportunity for nurses, medical, social workers and other healthcare professionals who are aspiring to be transplant coordinators,” she said.

As per the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, it is mandatory that every hospital should have a transplant coordinator. Since its inception in 1997, the MOHAN Foundation trained as many as 550 coordinators and donated 4,000 organs through the foundation all over India.

Aayush Hospitals chairman Dr K Gopala Krishna said that transplantation would not be possible without organ donation. “There is a dire need for educating the people on the issue and make them donate organs voluntarily, which again is possible only by trained transplant coordinators,” he added. MOHAN Foundation training academics director Dr Sumana Navin said, “This training camp will help the budding transplant coordinators in improving their communication skills and body language.”

Aayush Hospitals managing director Y Ramesh Babu, medical director Dr K Kishore Babu, MOHAN Foundation chief advisor Raghuram and its members also participated.

Want to Donate an Organ?

Those who are interested in donating organs can download the organ donation card (Donor Card) from the Foundation website www.mohanfoundation.org

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