At this time of year, it can be hard to come up with truly life-changing gift ideas.
But what if you could give a gift that would change someone’s future? What if you could give someone whose hands were damaged by burns the ability to use them again? Or a medical trainee the chance to learn new skills that would benefit their community?
Your gift will give someone the chance to receive life-changing surgery, and help us provide medical education and mentoring in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Our surgical teams restore function – and hope – to people affected by burns, tumours, hand and foot injuries, congenital anomalies and more.
In Australia and New Zealand, we sometimes take it for granted that if we needed to, we could have these conditions treated by well-trained medical professionals, in a timely manner.
But in many of our neighbouring countries they often can’t be treated effectively or at all, impacting on people’s ability to live a fully-functional life free from stigma and social exclusion. Lack of training and equipment means health systems in the countries where Interplast works are not always able to help enough.
You can make a huge difference.
Interplast’s volunteer surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals have changed the futures of hundreds of people and their communities this year.
There is so much more to do, and you can be a part of it. This holiday season, give friends and family a gift like no other – the knowledge that someone’s future is so much better thanks to them.