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 Due 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 in collaboration with 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 City, State
1 RCBN Skin Bank Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
2 Surya Hospital Skin bank Pune, Maharashtra
3 Ganga Hospital Skin Bank Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
4 Sum Hospital Skin Bank Bhubaneswar, Orissa
5 Rotary Ashirvad BMCRI Skin Bank Bangalore,Karnataka
6 Rotary Vedant Skin Collection Centre Nasik, Maharshtra
7 KLES Rotary Skin Bank Belgavi, Karnataka
8 Rotary Skin Bank Sangli, Maharshtra
9 Rotary OCHRI Skin Bank Nagpur, Maharashtra
10 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, Karnataka
11 Osmania General Hospital Osmania, Hyderabad
12 Civil Hospital, Shahibaug Ahmedabad, Gujarat
13 Bikoomai Kharas Masina Skin Bank Mumbai, Maharashtra
14 Rotary Right Hospital Skin Bank Chennai, Tamil Nadu
15 Stanley Hospital Skin Bank Chennai, Tamil Nadu
16 Sawai Man Singh Hospital Skin Bank Jaipur, Rajasthan
17 Choithram Hospital and Research Centre Skin Bank Indore, Madhya Pradesh
18 Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre Skin Bank Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
19 Kolkata Medical College Skin Bank Kolkata, West Bengal

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