If you are reading this, chances are you or someone you know has already experienced what thousands of others do each year – a burn injury.
Unfortunately, you are not alone. Even though it is estimated that 80-percent of burn injuries and deaths are preventable, burn injuries continue to remain one of the leading causes of childhood injury in the United States – more than 62,000 children are injured and more than 500 die each year as a result of burn trauma.
Unlike most injuries, burn injuries leave behind both physical and emotional scarring that can last a lifetime. A burn injury can be absolutely devastating to a burn survivor and to their family. The Burn Institute understands the unique nature of a burn injury, and with the help of our partners at the UCSD Regional Burn Center, we provide the highest quality of care for our burn survivors. We are here to support you through every aspect of your recovery, from the moment you enter the Burn Unit and throughout your lifetime.
If you or a loved one need medical advice about a burn injury, or need to locate your nearest Burn Center please contact the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center at 619-543-6502.
Burn Institute Burn Survivor Support Programs
The Burn Institute understands the unique needs of burn survivors and how a burn injury affects an individual both physically and emotionally. To help burn survivors, the Burn Institute provides an array of different support programs that are all available free of charge.