Transforming Lives, One Surgery at a Time

Every child should have access to burn care

Every three seconds, someone around the world requires medical attention for burns:

180,000 deaths occur each year due to burn injuries, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries. ReSurge International is giving life-saving care to rural populations in the countries most impacted by severe burns. 

Change a life today with your donation to ReSurge International. Your generosity helps us provide life-saving burn surgeries to children and adults in low-income nations.

Transform Lives Today – Sponsor a Burn Surgery

The Global Burn Problem

Each year, millions of people across the globe suffer from severe burn injuries that require medical intervention and ongoing treatment. The majority of these patients come from low-income countries and do not have access to immediate care and advanced medical treatments, leaving them to face a lifetime of preventable deformities, disability, dependence, social exclusion, and with few options other than to beg for survival.

As a global leader in burn and plastic surgery, ReSurge International is committed to delivering essential services to those who need it most. Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of our donors, who support our crucial mission with open hearts and open wallets. But more is needed. We urgently need your help to continue providing burn scare reconstruction surgeries to those who need it most.

Aastha's Story - From Tragedy to Hope

Take a moment to learn about Aastha’s remarkable healing journey, a story that encapsulates our mission and showcases the immense impact of our work. After surviving a horrific accident, Aastha faced the daunting prospect of living with severe wounds and a future limited by her injuries. But thanks to the efforts of our dedicated team and the generosity of our donors, Aastha underwent transformative surgeries, including several types of skin grafts for burns, reconstructive surgery for burns and even cosmetic surgery to help her regain her confidence.

While Aastha’s story is a testament to the power of medical intervention and human resilience, there are countless others still waiting for their chance at a better life. We see too many burn plastic surgery before and after photos showing the drastic difference these treatments can make. And yet, the need continues to be vast. Our task remains huge, from managing liposuction burns and cautery burns during surgery, to addressing the pain of incision burning after surgery and accidental burns during surgery.

Female Surgeon Leaning on Surgical Table Smiling

How does ReSurge train local healthcare providers? 

ReSurge International’s approach to training local healthcare providers is rooted in a profound commitment to sustainable and community-centric care. Rather than providing temporary, episodic care by flying in and out of these low and middle-income countries, ReSurge focuses on capacity-building within these communities, a long-term solution for the urgent healthcare needs of these regions. ReSurge’s training model works in the following ways:

1. Medical Education & Surgical Training

ReSurge International develops partnerships with local hospitals and medical facilities to provide hands-on training to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Through workshops, mentorships, and surgical training programs, local medical practitioners are taught advanced surgical techniques, patient care protocols, and safety procedures. The training curriculum includes a wide range of procedures from skin grafts for burns, fat-reducing surgeries, laser burns treatment, reconstructive surgeries, and more.

2. Surgical Outreach Programs

ReSurge’s Surgical Outreach Programs consist of year-round clinics run by local medical professionals who have been trained by ReSurge’s world-class medical volunteers. These programs allow healthcare providers to continue honing their skills while delivering much-needed services to their communities. They also enable consistent follow-up care, which is essential for patients’ recovery and rehabilitation.

3. Surgical Team Training Trips

ReSurge conducts hands-on learning trips with expert medical volunteers, where experienced surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and therapists from high-income countries visit partner hospitals to provide specialized, in-depth training on complex procedures. They also share the latest research and techniques in the field of reconstructive surgery.

Don’t Wait – Sponsor a Burn Surgery Today

In this way, ReSurge International is not only providing immediate care and intervention but also equipping local healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve their communities for years to come. This commitment to sustainability sets ReSurge apart and ensures the longevity and impact of your generous contributions.

Join Us in Transforming Lives

Your generosity can play a crucial role in writing new futures for those living with severe burn injuries. Together, we can create a world where burn survivors have access to the medical services they need to thrive, from plastic surgery for burns to the wide variety of burn surgeries available today.

In honor of Aastha’s courage, all donations this month will be matched by generous anonymous donors, effectively doubling the impact of your contribution. By making a donation or signing up for our newsletter, you’re joining us in our life-changing mission. You’re helping to transform not only the lives of burn survivors, but also their communities, which benefit from their restored health and renewed potential. Don’t delay – the need is urgent and every dollar counts. Together, we can continue to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of burn survivors around the world. 

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FAQ's

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756 N Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
USA

 
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