About Rotary Ashirvad Skin Bank
About Rotary Ashirvad Skin Bank Rotary Ashirvad BMCRI Skin Bank (RAB Skin Bank) at Victoria Hospital is the first Skin Bank in Karnataka, it is also the First Skin Bank in the Government Hospital, established and supported by NGO’s in the entire country. The NGO’s behind this much needed facility are Rotary Bangalore Midtown(a premium 100% Paul Harris Rotary Club) , Ashirvad Pipes Pvt Ltd & Human Healing Foundation
If the Skin Bank’s intention is to save thousands of burn and trauma victims but also to relieve the excruciating pain that these victims suffer otherwise as a result of burnt skin and underlying tissues. The NGO’s behind this RAB Skin Bank realised the need for such a facility in Bangalore, Victoria Hospital in particular as it has India’s 2nd biggest Burns care unit with 54 Burn Beds managed by its Plastic Surgery Department which is currently facing many challenges and shortfalls including lack of an essential facility “The SKIN BANK”. As a result, despite the best efforts by the limited Doctors and Nurses at this 54 bed Burns care unit, the victims with Burns more than 40% of body surface area face death after few days or weeks of suffering due to lack of the SKIN until 2016.3
Now that the Rotary Ashirvad Skin Bank is established, it is indeed in place and functional with 4 full time dedicated in house staff to operate the facility 24/7 with intention to save thousands of burn and trauma victims anywhere in Bangalore, Karnataka and with open arms to help its neighbouring states.
If RAB Skin Bank can provide how much ever cadaver skin demanded by the doctors treating these victims without putting price on it, then the year 2016 can be marked as the year in Karnataka’s History, elevating itself to a position saving victims with more than 40% burns consistently.
However, this can be possible only when people of Bangalore and Karnataka are generous to pledge skin(now) and donate the skin later(after life). Pledging self is probably the easier thing to do, but what is courageous is to encourage the dear ones at the hour grief to take a decisive step to relieve somebody else’s grief by donating a thin layer of skin from the legs which will be dressed in honour.