Organ Donation workshop was organised on 22nd Dec. 2014 at Hotel Raddisson in Kathmandu jointly by Human Organ Transplant Center, Bhaktapur to promotion organ donation and transplantation in the country. The main objective of the workshop was to draw attention of the policy makers and planners in the country to bring brain death donation act as early as possible, to amend organ donation act in order to make it more useful for needy people and create awareness among all to help donate organs to save lives of the organ failure patients.
The workshop was attended by honorable Minister for Foreign affairs Mahendra Pandey, Minister for Health and Population Khag Raj Adhikari, MPs Giriraj Mani Pokhrel (NCP Unified Maoists), Raesh Lekhak (Nepali congress), Prem Suwal (NMKP), Chief Secretary of Nepal govt Lila Mani Paudel, Vice Chancellors, Transplant surgeons and Nephrologists, Hepatologists, Neurosurgeons and Anaesthetist, HPB surgeons and Urologists, Cardiologists, Legal experts, Nursing staffs and media personnel.
The key attracction of the program was the gracious presence of Dr. Dorry Segev, Transplant Surgeon from John Hopkins University, Baltimore who shared his experience on organ doantion in the USA and Sommer Gentry from US Army academy who gave a talk on pair exchange program on organ doantion.
The ministers, pMPs and experts made a strong commitment to work for organ donation so that both deceased donor transplant is initiated without delay and expand live donor activity in the countryto meet the growing demand in the country.