Through skin donation, the Gold Coin Seva Trust assists patients in healing wounds such as burns.
What is Skin Donation?
Since many years ago, Indian society has been aware of eye donation after death. But the idea of skin donation is very new. After passing away, anyone can make a gift that will help thousands of people live longer and with a higher quality of life.
After cardiac death, skin donation is still an option. A person can only donate their organs if they have been deemed brain dead. Organ donation is only possible in cases of brain death. However, cardiac death does not prevent someone from donating their eyes or skin.
Who need Skin?
More than 7 million people in India are thought to experience bum injuries each year. 80 percent of them are mothers and kids. After incidents on the road, it is the second-largest category of injuries. Around 50% of the 10% of people who have injuries that are life-threatening pass away from them.
Every year, between 1 and 15 lakh people in India become handicapped and require numerous surgeries and protracted rehabilitation.
Who can be a Skin Donor
Any adult over the age of 16 may donate skin after passing away if the deceased person’s behavioural, medical, and serological histories exclude the following conditions: Skin cancer, skin infections, damaged skin, Hepatitis B or C, HIV I/II transmissible diseases: Systemic septicemia
After discussing the process, the nearest family is asked for their consent to donate their skin.