When Summer Fun Hurts, Donated Tissue Heals

West Hartford Patch | Alisa Picerno

Donated Corneas and Tissue are Used to Heal Burns, Bones and Blindness

Summer is a fun-filled season with many outdoor activities that unfortunately, can turn deadly in an instant. Burns from fireworks or injuries from a sports or motorcycle accident can require life-saving skin grafts or bone replacement. LifeChoice Donor Services wants to educate Connecticut residents about the lesser known, but vital role that donated tissue plays in healing these types of injuries.

"Donated tissues can be used to heal an incredible variety of injuries," said Caitlyn Bernabucci, Public Education Specialist for LifeChoice Donor Services in Bloomfield. "From corneas used to restore sight, to bone for joint replacement and tendons to reconstruct torn ACLs and repair Achilles ruptures, the list is practically endless." Continue reading