The bone ISDIN and Chiesi pharmaceutical laboratories came together to launch the #NowYourSkin campaign. This aims to help and educate transplant recipients to protect their skin sun damage which, in their case, due to the immunosuppressive treatments that must be followed after the transplant, can lead to a high number of cases of skin cancer.
During 2022, the two laboratories will deliver test kits photoprotection in addition to 70 transplant units in Spanish hospitals to make the majority of transplant patients aware of photoprotection, which in Spain alone exceeds 5,000 people a year. One of the main risks that people who have received a transplant face is skin cancer, mainly due to the immunosuppressive drug necessary to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ, which makes the skin less protected against the solar radiation.
The #NowYourSkin campaign benefits from the support and collaboration of the National Federation of Kidney Disease Associations (Moose), of Kidney Patients Association (ADER) and the National Federation of Liver and Transplant Patients (Fneth), whose objective is to contribute to improving the quality of life of transplant recipients.
This initiative stems from the desire to help improve the quality of life of transplant recipients by reducing the risk of complications resulting from inadequate or insufficient attention to necessary skin care through two important levers. Thus, it is planned educate patients patients recently transplanted on skin care and photoprotection habits, and support for healthcare professionals in their mission to advise the best skin care their patients at the time of their discharge after transplantation.
This initiative was born out of the desire to help improve the quality of life of transplant recipients by reducing the risk of complications arising from inadequate or insufficient attention to necessary skin care.
His intention is to achieve 70 transplant units, and will consist of the delivery to each Unit of a number of kits depending on the number of transplants performed, so that the health professionals in charge of medical advice after receipt of the transplant can provide them to patients at the time of discharge. Each kit contains a booklet with advice on dermatological prevention and sun protection in particular, and a photoprotective box.
The doctor Manuel Rodriguez-Peralvarez, A specialist in the Liver Transplant Unit at the Reina Sofía Hospital in Córdoba says: “Fortunately, we live in a country that gives us many hours of sunshine. It is a priority to remind our transplant patients of the need to protect their skin to prevent cancer, not only by avoiding prolonged exposure, but by using hats and photoprotective creams in exposed areas, like arms and face. Initiatives such as #NowYourSkin are an invaluable help in reducing the risk of skin cancer in transplant patients.”
“It is a priority to remind our transplant patients of the need to protect their skin to prevent cancer, not only by avoiding prolonged exposure, but also by using hats and photoprotective creams in exposed areas, such as the arms and face. .”
As directed by doctor Susana Puigdirector of the UB-ISDIN Live Young chair for the study of the exposome, head of the dermatology department of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and world expert in skin cancer “Dermatology is very relevant to help transplant patients. By giving them advice on how to protect and care for their skin, we help them live as healthy a life as possible after the transplant and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, one of the most most important that they may face after the transplant. .”