Usha Uthup Sings to Help Patients Waiting for Organ Donation

by Ishwarya Thyagarajan on Jun 6 2020 2:52 PM
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Usha Uthup Sings to Help Patients Waiting for Organ Donation
  • NGO - MOHAN Foundation has organized a series of music concerts to raise funds for the cause of organ donation
  • A Mission to reach Millions, the online fundraiser concert series features eminent artists from across the country to help organ failure patients during this COVID19 pandemic
  • The series kicked off with a Carnatic Vocal concert by S Aishwarya and S Saundarya on May 16th
  • Singing for Joy – on June 6th features Padma Shri Usha Uthup perform live at 8 PM IST, 10.30AM EST, 7.30AM PST, 2.30PM GMT on Facebook
MOHAN Foundation, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization was started to promote organ donation in 1997 in Chennai by philanthropists and medical professionals. The mission of the Foundation is to ensure that every Indian who is suffering from end-stage organ failure be provided with the ’gift of life’ through a life-saving organ.
Owing to poor public awareness there is an acute shortage of organs in our country, and the Foundation has been working to create awareness for over two decades now. However, there is still a long way to go and millions more to reach.

Amid this overwhelming pandemic time, MOHAN Foundation has embraced the virtual world to continue its efforts and support the many organ failure patients around the country. The Foundation’s new initiative, ‘A Mission to reach Millions’ will feature a series of online concerts in aid of organ donation with talented singers and musicians who would be contributing their time and voice to support the noble cause of organ donation.

The first concert in the series, ‘Singing for Hope’ featured S Aishwarya and S Saundarya (great-granddaughters of Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi) was a great success, with over 34,000 views on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The event received a warm reception from the rasikas of Carnatic music from all over the world and supporters of the cause donated generously.

Singing for Joy, the next concert in the series will feature Padma Shri Usha Uthup singing live on Facebook on June 6, 2020, at 8PM IST(10.30AM EST, 7.30AM PST, 2.30PM GMT) -

Resonating with the spirit of the organ donation cause, funds raised through the concert hope to bring JOY into the lives of those awaiting life-saving transplants and their families. Organ donors and their families turn their sorrow into someone’s joy and their despair into someone’s hope by giving the greatest gift of all - the gift of life. Organ donation is truly a celebration of life - a celebration for those who are waiting for a second chance at life through transplantation but most importantly, a celebration of the spirit of giving.

Organ transplantation has literally come to a halt for the last 3 months and may take longer to recover fully. Many hospitals have shut their dialysis units and this has led to considerable hardship for the waiting patients. MOHAN hopes to help the patients through its support group called TRIOMPH(Transplant Recipients Indian Organization Meant to Provide Hope). TRIOMPH has been active for the last couple of years and was started by Jaya Jairam, who herself I a kidney recipient from Mumbai. She takes care of the Mumbai operations of the foundation. A small contribution will go a long way in helping desperate patients who are having difficulty taking care of their needs, be it dialysis, procure medication or the expenses they need to bear waiting for transplant surgery.

MOHAN Foundation acknowledges the support of Milaap, the fundraising partner in the event. The Foundation is also grateful for the continued support of its advisors and patrons.

The Foundation looks forward to generous support to continue its efforts to save the lives of millions in despair.

Contributions can be made through the following payment portals: