While we are all familiar with the life-saving concept of organ donation upon death, the fact that the thin patches of skin can also have life-or-death significance to countless burns victims may not occur to us.
Be involved! Speak to your loved ones about skin donation. Anyone above the age of 18 can make this life saving decision. The identities of both the recipient and donor will not be revealed to either party and/or their next-of-kin. Share your wishes with your family, so that at the time of donation, they will know that they are acting according to your wishes.
If you wish to sign up as a skin donor, please download the donor form [700KB, PDF] and sent to us via email. For more information about Skin Transplant Programme, please contact our Skin Donation Co-ordinator at
Skin Bank Unit Singapore General Hospital Tel: (65) 6321 4974 Fax: (65) 6221 0019 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions concerning donation of other organs, please call the Organ Donor Registry at Tel : (65) 6321 4390 or visit www.liveon.sg to find out more about legislation acts on organ and tissue donation in Singapore - Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) and Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (MTERA).
Once you have decided to make this gift of life, complete and sign an Organ Donation Card in the presence of two witnesses. Mail this self-addressing form and an Organ Donor Card will be issued to you by the Organ Donor Registry, Ministry of Health. Please carry this card with you at all times so that medical personnel can be instantly alerted to your wishes.