MOHAN Foundation


Founded in 1997 as a non-profit, MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation utilises information technology as a tool to promote deceased organ donation, train health care professionals and facilitate the process of organ donation by disseminating information on the legal and ethical aspects of deceased organ donation.MOHAN has successfully built an efficient information technology service supporting every element of the organ donation and transplantation pathway and meets the needs of society, health care organisations and other users.Its primary website (mohanfoundation. org) has more than 5000 pages of valuable information on organ donation (popularly called the Encyclopedia of Organ Donation in India). It gets approximately 1,200 daily page views with 4,38,365 page views each year. The foundation is among the first to create an online donor registry for people that wish to pledge to donate organs through its website. Currently, there are 25000 people registered through its website. The website also has an inbuilt interface that allows employees to upload information to the website using smart phones.

MOHAN is the first to develop and implement online organ donor and recipient registries for use by appropriate state government authorities. The state governments of Tamil Nadu (www., Kerala (, and Rajasthan ( have adopted this IT application for recipient registration and organ allocation.

The IT application was built with a goal to provide an effective solution to patients requiring transplantation, an efficient system to avoid wastage of organs through a sharing network, an accessible system across geographies, an acceptable patient-centred system as per preferences and aspirations of patients, and an equitable delivery system irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. This has led to safe organ transplantations with minimal delay enhancing the quality of life of the patients. MOHAN is continuously trying to make its IT application more transparent in allocation of organs.

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