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Overview of Skin Transplant


When does a patient require a skin transplant?

Skin Transplant is the gold standard in treating severe burn patients who do not have enough healthy skin on their body to graft onto their wounds. As such, recovered skin from deceased donors is used as a temporary dressing for severe burns wounds. The donated skin helps relieve the patient of pain and discomfort, prevents risk of infection and minimises fluid loss. Without skin transplant, burns patients can suffer from severe infection, leading to death.

Eligibility of transplant

Patients with severe burns will undergo skin transplant.

The Skin Transplant Team

The team is made up of a multi-disciplinary team comprising doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Together, they care for burn patients from the point of injury to their post-discharge rehabilitation period. Aside from healthcare professionals, the Burns Support Group (BSG) provides support and encouragement for burns survivors, victims and their caregivers through activities and regular sharing sessions. These activities and sharing sessions provide a secure and safe avenue for them to connect with others who share similar experiences and motivate the burns patients to see through their long rehabilitation journey.

Contact Us

Skin Bank Unit
National Heart Centre Singapore
Tel: +65  6321 4974
Email: gplskin@sgh.com.sg

SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre
Tel: +65  6326 5194
Fax: +65  6220 0730
Email: sd.transplant.centre@singhealth.com.sg

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