DONATION OF SKIN
Someone else had mentioned this to me right before I had my WLS. I did some research and found out that this is not possible. Sorry to tell you this. I found that most burn victims receive dontated skin from another part of their body or from a cadaver (dead body). I wi**** could be possible, because I'm sure that a lot of us would love to donate our extra skin and possibly get out surgeries at cost or free because of it. From what I read, it would cost more to take our extra skin than to get it from the person's own body or a cadaver. I was looking it up because someone mentioned that Shriner's Hospitals would do this. They had a disclaimer say no. Just thought I'd let you know. If you look up donating skin it should pop up.
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About the skin donation, and this is from a friend of mine that is a surgeon and spoke with the plastic surgeons at his practice. (That was my disclaimer for where I got my answer and I didn't get it from a friend of a friend. The information given to me was from a reliable source.)
It is not normally good practice but it isn't due to 'harvesting' costs. They could utilize area(s) of your skin that is healthy enough for a new body. Due to the small amount of healthy skin on a given area it's normally not worth the bother. Even if you paid cash and wanted to donate it to be a nice person they could not use it. The skin they remove from you has lost its elasticity, has too much scaring and is in general not halthy enough for donation.