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.
on 11/10/09 6:08 am
As to the "urgent" button: An "urgent" question, in this forum, is one that needs to be answered right away because it has an *immediate* impact. Examples of "urgent" questions would be along the lines of:
--Help, the gas pain is killing me! Give me ideas for moving the gas out of my gut.
--I have a red, hot spot on my belly near an incision. Is it time to go to the ER?
--I am in the middle of my bowel prep and nothing is coming out yet. Give me feedback please?
--I am halfway through the gallon of GoLytely for the bowel prep and I cannot get another swallow past my gag reflex. NOW WHAT?
Your skin question is about something that is, at best, a couple of years in the future. Therefore it is not urgent. People will read your questions even if you don't mark them "urgent."
Or do you need that "urgent" marker to help your poor eyesight?
on 11/10/09 9:44 pm
on 11/9/09 8:24 am