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Burn Awareness

Love To The Rescue

Do you know a child that we can help? 

Be their Angel and let us know.

Please call  (800) 237-5055 in the United States or

(800) 361-7256 in Canada.

Shriners Hospitals Has specialized in Burn care since the mid 1960's.  We are the region’s only dedicated pediatric burn program verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. Patients travel from across the Western United States and even beyond our borders for care.

World Health Organization Key Facts

  • An estimated 180 000 deaths every year are caused by burns – the vast majority occur in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Non-fatal burn injuries are a leading cause of morbidity.

  • Burns occur mainly in the home and workplace.

  • Burns are preventable.

Prevention strategies should address the hazards for specific burn injuries, education for vulnerable populations and training of communities in first aid. An effective burn prevention plan should be multisectoral and include broad efforts to:

  • improve awareness

  • develop and enforce effective policy

  • describe burden and identify risk factors

  • set research priorities with promotion of promising interventions

  • provide burn prevention programmes

  • strenthen burn care

  • strengthen capacities to carry out all of the above.

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