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REPORT OF WORKSHOP ON SENSITISING MEDICAL STUDENTS ON ORGAN
AND TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION AT DR VASANTRAO PAWAR MEDICAL COLLEGE NASHIK


A workshop on the theme “GIVE, SO THAT ONE CAN LIVE” was conducted at Dr Vasantrao Pawar medical college, Hospital and Research centre, Nashik on 19 November 2016 to sensitize undergraduate medical students on important issue of organ donation. It was facilitated by National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) which is a National level organization set up under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India located Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi which is an apex centre for All India activities of coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of Organs and Tissues and registry of Organs and Tissues Donation and Transplantation in the country. Dr Vimal Bhandari is the Director of NOTTO who has extended his help in organizing this activity.

The session started with a survey round where a questionnaire was distributed to all attendee's students as pre workshop questionnaire. Later on there was an introductory speech by Miss Prachi and Miss Arya Pawar of II MBBS. This was followed by a detailed presentation on organ donation: “Necessity of the hour and the Myths associated with it done” by II MBBS students. Then students conducted a skit where the concept was driven in an emotional way to convey the relevance and importance of organ donation in saving lives. It was appreciated by all the attendees. Later on Mr. Aneesh Maini and Sandeep Brar both 3 year MBBS students shared a talk on the need for organ donation in today's world. Later post workshop questionnaire was given and it was followed by an interactive round on organ and tissue donation. The emotional talk given by Mr. Aneesh Maini touched the students in such a way that one of the lady student shared her story where she lost her sister who was suffering from leukemia due to non availability of BM transplantation in time.
Mrs. Neelima Pawar Sarchitnis MVP Samaj has conveyed her best wishes for the students working for Organ and tissue transplantation and Dean Dr Vasantrao Pawar medical college has shared her view on the occasion and have guided students to work for this cause further. Dr Major Jeetendra Singh Liasoning officer NOTTO presided over the function and briefed students about organ and tissue donation and sensitizing public about this. The photographs of the session are also enclosed herewith. We are releasing this news in press also.



Dr Arun Mitra