Victoria Hospital, Near City Market, Fort Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002

Why Skin Bank?

Why Skin Bank?

 

Functions

    1. Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols.
    2. Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-80 Celsius up to 5 years.
    3. Lesser hospital stay
    4. Cost of treatment goes down
    5. Reduced pain
    6. Increased survival rate
    7. Results in less scarring-

Process

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How Skin Bank helps?

    1. Lesser hospital stay.
    2. Cost of treatment goes down.
    3. Reduced pain.
    4. Increased survival rate.
    5. Results in less scarring

How Skin helps?

Burns is a major challenge for health care providers. It is because it is challenging to treat, very labour intensive and when the percentage of involvement goes over 40 to 50 per cent making them survive is a great problem. This is because there is not enough donor skin in the body of the individual to take to cover the loss. Due to that the area gets infected and they die. If we could remove all the burnt tissue early before it gets infected chances of infection are less. But then the raw area has to be covered with skin. If we have skin from donors then the area can be covered and it covers the area in the crucial period of the first three weeks.

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