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Rebranding: Mission Plasticos – Treat. Train. Transform.

The nonprofit organization best known for free reconstructive plastic surgeries to patients in under-resourced nations throughout the world is now known as Mission Plasticos.  The rebranding, announced at the recent Celebration of Global Friendships masquerade ball, comes as the organization celebrates its 20th anniversary of pioneering excellence.

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Nepal Mission

In December, Plasticos Foundation embarked on the first formal acute burn mission executed by a team in North America. It was done with much foresight and discussion of risks and benefits of training acute burn care in the face of its high morbidity and mortality. The statistics for burn victims

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Allergan Foundation Grant

The Allergan Foundation invested a $50,000 cash grant and nearly $100,000 of in-kind donations into the Plasticos Foundation, enabling the organization to send doctors across the world to perform reconstructive surgery on children with traumatic injuries or severe deformities.

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October 30: Jed’s Symphony!

    Post by Susan Gertmenian It’s only Jed’s 3rd day of teaching in Yerevan, and he’s already conducting his orchestra in perfect unison! Beneath the bright glow of 6 surgical lights with a small speaker crooning “I Won’t Go Home Without You…..” softly in the background, three young, skilled

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Wednesday – October 30 A letter from Paul

    Post by Paul Quintana A Letter Home     Email     Blog Well, today is, well,not really sure, what day it is.  The trip here is noted elsewhere but twas long and tiresome. Spent Sunday in clinic (screening patients).  See elsewhere on blog for details.  As a pediatrician, I

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Tuesday – October 29th “I’m melting”

Post by Irene Landry   Every Plasticos trip involves its own challenges.  One is sterilization of supplies and instruments and each country seems to have a different system. In the US, steam sterilization is the norm for metal, with instruments wrapped in special wrap, then autoclaved at high temperature with

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