Organ Donation

About Project ‘Gift Hope, Gift Life’

SBI Foundation has been partnering with MOHAN Foundation since 2017 through the Project Gift Hope, Gift Life.

The salient features of the project include:
• Education & Training of Medical and Para-medical professionals
• SBI - MOHAN Organ Donation Helpline 24x7 (Toll Free) for dissemination of information to public and patients
• Setting up of organ donation programme in states will no organ donation activity
• Strengthening the organ donation programme in a few select states
• Raising awareness about organ donation among the public
• Setting up of a Patient Support Group

Millions of people have been impacted through:
• Public sensitization about organ donation
• Education and training of healthcare professionals
• Education and support for patients
• Training of volunteers for capacity building in public education
• Helpline counselling
• Counselling bereaved families to donate their loved one's organs and coordinating for organ donation so that many lives can be saved or healed through organ and tissue donation

“Whilst organ donation rates have improved over the past few years, there is much more to be done. Sadly, around 4 lakh Indians die each year waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. SBI Foundation believes there is great potential to improve India’s organ donation rates through a multitude of interventions including raising public awareness on how individuals can have the power of saving up to 8 lives by merely deciding to pledge their organs. SBI Foundation is proud to have worked together with MOHAN Foundation since the past 3 years to create and strengthen an ecosystem conducive to organ donation. We plan to build on our efforts and scale up the programme strategically to newer geographies to ‘Gift Hope’ to those in need.”
Mrs. Manjula Kalyanasundaram
MD, CEO, SBI Foundation

"The SBI - MOHAN Foundation Organ Donation Helpline is an important initiative in the organ donation ecosystem as it acts as a bridge between its various stakeholders - public, patients, police and professionals from healthcare. It completes the loop and gives clarity to the public as to where to reach out for any sort of information. It is commendable that what started off as an information-giving tool has now been coordinating organ and tissue donations, and more than 200 lives have been saved and approximately 46,000 beneficiaries have been counselled under the initiative."
Mr. Lalit Mohan
President, COO, SBI Foundation