Immortality lies in leaving indelible footprints on earth through your contribution to society through your work and service in life and death. These very thoughts were expressed by a family member of one of a young donor.
SIMS Hospital organized a program on 25 November 2016 in their auditorium to commemorate National Organ Donation Day to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of twelve donor families, who took the important decision to donate organs in a moment of immense sorrow for life to continue, thereby conferring immortality to the departed loved one.
Dr Sumana Navin, Course Director, Mohan Foundation gave the keynote address and dispelled doubts people may have about the process of organ donation. Mr C E Karunakaran, Trustee, NNOS Foundation, Dr Amalorpavanathan – Former Member Secretary, TRANSTAN and Ms.Sujatha – Manager, Information Systems, Mohan Foundation spoke about the comprehensive full proof system which serves the waiting recipients impartially. Dr Raju Sivasamy, Vice President – SIMS Hospital gave the welcome address and praised the spirit of donor families, who were real-life heroes, transcending boundaries to bring life to many inspite of personal grief.
Members from the SIMS family of doctors and staff participated in the August ceremony.