Indian society has been aware of cadaveric Eye Donation for over a decade now. But concept of Skin Donation is new to our society.
Pune’s first and India’s 4th Skin Bank was inaugurated at Surya Hospital on February 13th, 2012 at the hands of Dr. Welsely Bodha, Director, Euro Tissue Bank, Amsterdam.
This skin bank is a joint endeavour of Rotary Club of Khadki, Surya Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, Sahyadri Hospitals and Samavedana. For more details visit – www.skinbankpune.com
Samavedana, as one of its social initiatives, is actively involved in creating awareness about Skin and Organ Donations. Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) supports and guides us in this programme. You can get in touch with us, together we can organize Organ Donation Awareness session for groups in your organization, society, etc.
Cadeveric Skin Donation
Only Thin layer of skin from thighs and back is taken.
There is no Disfigurement and Bleeding.
No Matching between donor and recipient is required.
Eligibility for Skin Donation
Over 18 years (No upper limit)
No Skin Disease No HIV / Hepatitis ‘ C’/ HBsAg
No Skin Cancer
Procedure of Skin Donation
Call 24 hour BURNS HELPLINE 98909 55551, within 6 hours of death.
A skin recovery team comprising a doctor, nurse and attendant will reach your home or hospital.
Skin is harvested from thighs and back in about 45 minutes.
The donor area is bandaged properly and the dead body is then handed over to the relatives.