Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute is India’s one of the most advanced tertiary care facilities. As the flagship social initiative of the Reliance Group headed by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, the hospital is designed to raise India's global standing as a healthcare hub, with emphasis on excellence in clinical services, diagnostic facilities and research.
It is the only hospital in Mumbai to function with a FULL TIME SPECIALIST SYSTEM that ensures the availability and access to the best medical talent around-the-clock. The 750-bed hospital has over 103 full-time doctors, 520 nurses and about 200 paramedics, and growing.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital uses Protocol and Care Pathway based treatment models to ensure the best outcomes for patients. This is made possible with the unique Full Time Specialist System that ensures availability and access to dedicated specialists exclusively attached to our hospital.
MOHAN (an acronym for Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation is an organisation with a very unique mandate. It was established in 1997 with a view to facilitate deceased organ donation and transplant program in India. At a time, when no one in the country was even thinking about organ donation, the Foundation, a brainchild of a group of highly motivated & concerned group of practising medical professionals, dared to voice the need for organ donation. It has since then advocated and facilitated various issues in this field.
The Foundation has been waging a singular battle to create awareness both amongst the medical fraternity and the general public by conducting talks and training programs across the country with a diverse group of people through various mediums.
The Foundation’s expertise lies in counselling families of brain dead patients to donate organs. It has a team of dedicated and very driven Transplant Coordinators who work closely with private and government hospitals to reach out to such families and make organ donation a reality. Speaking to families who have just lost their loved ones is no easy task and needs to be done with sensitivity and care which the coordinators are trained for.
The following have been the objectives of MOHAN Foundation:
‘Shatayu’ a non profit organization- is a public service initiative by Govindbhai C. Patel Foundation, which is supported by Ganesh Housing Corporation Limited. It was evolved with the twofold objective of increasing awareness about organ donation in India, and broadening the mindset of people towards the gift of life.
Shatayu is derived from the age old blessing from the Indian scriptures, ‘Shatayu Bhavah’, which means ‘Live until you are 100’. For us at Shatayu, every human is blessed, and we want to give everyone a chance to live until they are hundred, and beyond. If not in their own life, then through the lives of others. ‘Shatayu’ is a harbinger of light, which hopes and plans to dispel all doubts and myths regarding organ and tissue donation, through awareness and educational campaigns.
Since our inception on 19th Oct 2009, we have dedicated ourselves to the purpose of spreading awareness about this concept through any and all mediums available, be it presentations at schools, colleges, corporate firms, tv ads, social media, print media, cinemas, religious gatherings, festival celebrations and door to door awareness campaigns etc.
As of now More than 30,00,000 people made aware about the noble cause of organ donation, and more than 10,000 have pledged for organ donation and the numbers continue to grow.
Some of the major events organized and implemented by Shatayu are listed below.
HOSPITAL CONTACT PROGRAM
Gift Your Organ Foundation (GYO) is a NGO setup in February 2011 with the primary objective of educating every citizen of our country about deceased organ donation. GYO has conducted over 60 awareness drives in Bangalore, Pune, Deharadun and Mumbai at various colleges, IT companies, Banks, Rotary club, Lions club, malls etc. However, our landmark project and our main way of creating public awarenesses are at the Regional Transport Offices through the 'Green Heart Driver's License' initiative. GYO worked with the Karnataka Government last year, in particular the Transport Department and Department of Health & Family Welfare and introduced the option of organ donor on driver's license card for the first time in India. Through this initiative, driver's license applicants can pledge their organs while applying for their driver's license card and receive a 'green heart' organ donor sticker on their driver's license card. The project is running successfully in Bangalore, wherein 46% of the driver's license applicants have pledged their organs and Karnataka noting the highest number of deceased organ donors last year. Based on the success seen in Karnataka, GYO along with the Maharashtra State Transport Department and the Public Health Department started this initiative in Mumbai and Pune as well. GYO is also working with the Central Government to make this a national initiative.
GYO stands committed to brings its vision of there being no deaths in India due to shortage of organ donors into reality and request the citizens of our country to join in and bring this into a reality.
Gift A Life is a unique initiative supported by the Apollo Institute of Transplants to encourage people to pledge their organs and save countless lives in the process. The mission of Gift A Life is to ensure that no person in India dies for want of an organ. This public awareness initiative was started in 2010 with the aim if bringing together information and awareness on the issue of organ donation and at the same time connect doctors, citizens, hospitals.
Healthcare organizations, civil society organizations, Governments, NGO’s and public sector institutions on a common platform to create awareness on this pressing issue of our times. We hope that in the years to come Gift A Life will do its part to start and sustain a movement on organ donation that will be an example for the rest of the world.
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