The National Burns Center (NBC) promoted by the Indian Burns Research Society is a unique and pioneering project to tackle burns holistically. Initially, in case of extensive burns, due to lack of autograft, skin from live donors was used for treatment. Thus, the concept of SKIN BANKING in India was conceived by Late Dr. Manohar H Keswani out of the dire need to save patients with critical burns who were dying because of lack of HOMOGRAFT.

So, in 1972, Dr. Manohar H Keswani, established a first SKIN BANK in India at Wadia Children’s Hospital in Mumbai. Years later, on 21st November, 2009, a state-of-the-art RCBN SKIN BANK in Mumbai was established at the National Burns Centre in collaboration with the EURO TISSUE BANK. It was set-up with collaboration of Rotary Club of Bombay-North with EURO TISSUE BANK and Rotary Club of Leiden. The Inauguration of the SKIN BANK was done by the Director of EURO TISSUE BANKĀ  Dr. Welsly Bodha.

RCBN SKIN BANK is a place where skin collected from eligible deceased donor is processed, preserved and distributed as per INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOLS. The SKIN BANK not only caters to National Burns Centre (NBC) requirement but it also caters to other parts of INDIA where there is no other SKIN BANK of such high quality in the country today.

SKIN BANKS and Skin Collection Centres in India


  1. LT Medical College and Hospital SKIN BANK, Sion, Mumbai (2000)
  2. RCBN SKIN BANK, Navi Mumbai (2009)
  3. Rotary Surya hospital SKIN BANK, Pune (2011)
  4. Rotary OCHRI SKIN BANK, Nagpur (2015)
  5. Rotary Vedant Skin Collection Centre, Nasik (2016)
  6. Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai (2017)
  7. Rotary Sushrut Hospital SKIN BANK ,Sangli (2018)


  1. Rotary Ashirvad Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute SKIN BANK, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore (2016)
  2. KLES SKIN BANK, Belgaum (2018)
  3. Rotary Kasturba Hospital, Manipal SKIN BANK (2020)


  1. Sum Hospital SKIN BANK, Bhubaneswar (2014)


  1. Choithram Hospital SKIN BANK, Indore (2011)


  1. Ganga hospital SKIN BANK, Coimbatore (2014)
  2. SKIN BANK, Right Hospital (2014)
  3. SKIN BANK, Kilpauk Medical College (2014)
  4. SKIN BANK, Stanley Medical College (2016)

SKIN BANKS set up by RCBN SKIN BANK, National Burns Centre across India

Sr.No Place of SKIN BANK Local Hospital City, State Associated Rotary Club Status-Year In charge
1 RCBN SKIN BANK ,NBC National Burns Centre Mumbai, Maharashtra Rotary Club of Bombay North Inaugurated, 2009 Dr. Sunil M Keswani
2 Rotary Surya Hospital SKIN BANK, Pune Surya Sahyadri Hospital Pune, Maharashtra Rotary Club of Khadki 13th Feb 2012 Dr. Jaisingh Shinde
3 Rotary Orange City Hospital SKIN BANK- Nagpur Orange City Hospital Nagpur, Maharashtra Rotary Club of Nagpur MOU signed. Inaugurated 2014 Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar
4 Rotary Ganga SKIN BANK – Coimbatore Ganga Hospital Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Self MOU signed. Inaugurated 2014 Dr S Raja Sabapathy
5 Rotary Sum Hospital SKIN BANK- Bhubaneswar, Orissa Sum Hospital Bhubaneswar, Orissa Self MOU signed. Inaugurated 2014 Dr.Jayant K.Dash
6 Rotary Ashirvad Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute SKIN BANK ,Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Victoria Hospital Bangalore, Karnataka Rotary Bangalore Mid Town MOU signed. Inaugurated 2015 Dr. Smitha Segu
7 Rotary Vedant Skin Collection Centre Vedant Hospital Rotary Club of Belgaum Nasik, Maharshtra Inaugurated 8th May, 2016 Dr. Rajendra Nehete
8 Rotary KLES DR Prabhakar kore Hospital ,Belgaum KLES DR Prabhakar kore Hospital and MRC BELAGAVI,Karnataka Rotary Club of Nashik BELAGAVI,Karnataka MOU signed 2017,Inaugurated Sept.2018 Dr.Rajesh Powar
9 Rotary SKIN BANK Sangli Sushrut Hospital, Sangli Rotary Club of Sangli and Rotary Silver Jubilee Trust Sangli, Maharshtra MOU signed 2017,Inaugurated Sept.2018 Dr.Avinash H. Patil

Lets Donate Skin after Death & Gift a Life