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April Lopez
on 10/2/08 1:07 pm - logansport, IN
Hi,

I do not know if this is true, but I plan to look into it tomorrow. While at the grocery store I bumped into a lady who's daughter had WLS a few years ago. She told me that The SHRINERS HOSPITAL for Children will do the skin removal for free as long as they can have the skin donated to them for their burn victims, for skin grafts.
As I said...I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS TRUE...I will research it and see. Has anyone else heard of this option ? It would be great if it were true not only for WLS patients , but for the children that have been burn victims, who need the grafts.
If I find out a definate, I will post again on the subject.

April
We Are All Butterflies, waiting to exit our cacoons.
                                       Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
                     Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
                                     Personal Goal: 130

H.a.l.a. B.
on 10/2/08 1:10 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
Please do and let us know.  Sounds a bit too good to be true.... but maybe???

H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008    

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."

 "So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...." 

April Lopez
on 10/2/08 1:15 pm - logansport, IN
I thought it sounded to good to be true too. That is why I stressed in my post that I was not sure if it was true or not. If I find out, I will for sure list details. I do know Cincinati Ohio has a Shriners burn center for children. My niece was a recipiant of skin grafts from them about 27 years ago, when she was 3 years old she pulled a pan of hat bacon grease onto her chest. Shriners paid the entire bill. She was flown to their hospital, all the surgeries were performed over years at no cost to my sister. Her final surgery was at 17 years old and that was to make final reconstruction to her breast, since she was at full grown adult stage. They took care of her free for 14 years ! I thank god everyday for them and what they did for her. Even if I find they can not do the surgery, I still will see if they can accept the skin as a donation.

April
We Are All Butterflies, waiting to exit our cacoons.
                                       Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
                     Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
                                     Personal Goal: 130

chicklv
on 11/9/13 11:11 pm - Henderson, NV

they wont take our skn because they have to pay for OUR medical treatment and aftercare.....people who have passed  dont cost them a dime..they could at least help with the funeral costs fotr the familys who donated their loved ones.  I am not vain and have not any desire for a body lift..but if i was able to go under the knife for a burn victiim expesially a child i cold cover their whole body with the amount of extra skin i have...pretty sad situation i cry every time i see something on tv bout scarring and skin grafts when there are so many of us willing to donate living tissue

DreTheDog
on 10/2/08 1:14 pm - Keller, TX
VSG on 12/06/08 with
That actually sounds kinda neat. Donating your excess skin. I think I'd even pay and donate.
April Lopez
on 10/2/08 1:17 pm - logansport, IN
My thoughts exactly..what a kind act of someone...to give such a gift to another. All they do after surgery other wise is put it in medical waste ! I prefer to help someone with mine if possible, even if I have to pay.

April
We Are All Butterflies, waiting to exit our cacoons.
                                       Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
                     Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
                                     Personal Goal: 130

Joyce_V
on 10/2/08 1:15 pm - Brownsburg, IN
I'm thinking I do remember hearing that some hospitals will do it for free if you donate the skin, but I don't remember if that is all hospitals or just the Shriners or what.  It makes sense to me. 


Updated 07/30/09
April Lopez
on 10/2/08 1:18 pm - logansport, IN
Well as soon as I know..I will post it. I will check into it through some other hospitals as well.

April
We Are All Butterflies, waiting to exit our cacoons.
                                       Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
                     Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
                                     Personal Goal: 130

hcptt885
on 10/2/08 1:23 pm - roslyn, PA
RNY on 09/23/08 with
That sound good,I will look into the burn hospitals here , what away to help someone
irene6
on 11/23/12 2:42 pm - NY

i also heard that if you donate you excess skin to burned fire fighter you can have it do free as well ..im just not sure where you can have it done . i will have to look into it further