To ensure that every Indian suffering from end stage organ failure, is provided with a new lease of quality life through a lifesaving organ.
Work and Achievements
MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation is one of the oldest NGOs working in the area of Organ Donation in India and has been a torch bearer in many ways. Started in 1997 in Chennai, it started advocating this very difficult cause at a time when no one in the country was talking about it and the environment was fairly hostile towards this highly taboo topic. Its unique mission is to ensure that every Indian that is suffering from end stage organ failure, be provided with the gift of a new of quality life through a lifesaving organ.
Liaising with Government bodies - The Foundations& ongoing efforts have been to liaise with Government at the Centre and at the State level. It has been a catalyst in making a few amendments to the existing Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. The Foundation is on the advisory board of "Cadaver Transplantation Coordination Committee" initiated by Government of Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Training: MF developed the first structured transplant coordinator training program in South East Asia that exclusively assist in deceased organ transplants. MF has trained more than 1100 coordinators in India as well as SAARC nations. These coordinators contribute to more than 80% of the deceased organ donations in India.
National Organ Donation Toll Free Helpline - 1800-103- 7100, first of its kind in India, initiated by MF in six languages. Organ Donation Helpline acts as an emergency service for people who are in crisis or grief and for donor families that are willing to donate and an information service providing information on organ donation. MF, has developed software for creating both organ waiting list of recipients and organ utilization. This online software is being used by Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing (www.tnos.org), Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (www.knos.org.in) and Rajasthan Network for Organ Sharing (www.rnos.org). Public engagement throughout the country has been an essential ongoing exercise of MF has reached over 2.5 million people with the message of organ donation. This has also resulted in some families coming forward on their own to make an organ donation in the event of death of their loved ones.
Fund Utilisation Statement
•Initiating Public Education Programs to promote Awareness •Networking with Hospitals to enable Donations to occur •Training Transplant Coordinators in counseling families for enabling more donations.