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ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS

At this moment, more than 200,000 people around the world are waiting for a kidney transplant. For many of these unfortunate patients, the wait is measured not in days or weeks but years. In India, 90 percent of the people on the waiting list die without getting an organ. The medical risks associated with donating an organ are negligible, with many donors going to live long and fulfilling lives. Yet, the organ donation rates remain alarmingly low. The current organ donation rate in India is a measly 0.05 per million. An increase to just 1 per million would be enough to fulfill most of our current demand. These low rates are due to various myths that surround organ donation as well as a general lack of awareness among the population.

An organ donation camp was organized by the students of ‘KSHAMTA’, social responsibility forum of Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, SVKM’S NMIMS in association with Mohan Foundation, a not for profit, non-government charity organization.

The students performed a street play showing the importance of organ donation. This heartwarming story won the hearts of many and was based on how a single donor saved and changed the lives of two individuals. Pamphlets were handed out to the crowd which explained the details and solved any query that the inquisitive crowd had towards organ donation and also cleared out many misconceptions from the mind of the people regarding organ donation

This initiative by ‘KSHAMTA’ helped Mohan foundation to win over 20 new donors within an hour , which will help change many lives.

VENUE: OBEROI MALL
GOREGAON (EAST)
MUMBAI - 400063
DATE: 6TH AUGUST 2015
TIMINGS: 5PM TO 6PM

GLIMPSES

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THE STREET PLAY

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PEOPLE REGISTERING FOR ORGAN DONATION

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WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MOHAN FOUNDATION

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TEAM KSHAMTA

Students of I – IV year B.Pharm and I – IV year B.Pharm + MBA SPP SCHOOL OF PHARMACY & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, SVKM’s NMIMS, MUMBAI

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