Welcome to Dhanam Movement

Dhanam, the initiative of Fr.Jerry Rosario, SJ (MDU) ([email protected]), is dedicated to the promotion of human donation - donation of blood, eyes and other tissue; of organs for transplant and the whole body for medical/scientific research.

A Public Charitable Trust - the Dhanam Trust - was registered only on 9 Feb 2009 with Fr Provincial (of the Madurai Jesuit Province) as the chairperson and Fr Jerry Rosario as the Executive Director. It was officially launched as a Jesuit Ministry on Independence Day 15 Aug - that year with Fr.M. Devadoss, SJ, the then Provincial, symbolically piercing a heart - shaped balloon to inaugurate this ministry to promote human donations.

Early 1993, Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ, the then Jesuit Superior General, wrote a letter to all Major Superiors on extradinary Healthcare in which he informed that Jesuits "may draw up and carry with them a legally valid document which donates their vital organs, in case of death, to someone in need.They may be if they wish donate their body for scientific purposes after death.

James Harrison
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