Posted December 03, 2018 05:07:50A Mississauga woman is facing charges after a transgender woman was taken from her hospital bed and transplanted onto her face and body.A 24-year-old woman was treated in Mississauga General Hospital for a cut on her left cheek that was caused by an accident.She was transported to St. Michael's Hospital in Etobicoke where she was treated for the condition and then ...
It’s not exactly news that the cost of a hair transplants in Australia has gone up dramatically.
The news was broken on a website for the Hair Transplant Society, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with hair loss.
The group is asking people to donate their hair to one of its centres, or to have it cut into small pieces.
Its chief executive, Rachel Leung, said the cost had jumped from $8,500 to $13,000 in a matter of months.
“The cost is just so much higher than we expected and it’s just so far out of reach for people that can’t afford it,” she said.
The costs of the hair transplant have gone up to more than $13k, Ms Leung said.
But there are a number of ways to donate your hair, including for cosmetic purposes.
Dr Leung is confident the surgery is worth it.
“We are confident we can make a significant difference in people’s lives,” she told News Corp Australia.
“I’m a huge believer in the power of the community to do this.”
If you’re interested in hair transplanted here are some other ways to help:For the first time, the group is offering a free haircut for a year to anyone who has a donor hair and is able to provide it.
To donate, go to its website.
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