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wide eyed and legless

OFFERED FALSE LEGS

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If they're NHS legs then they're not actually yours to give away. All NHS prosthetics remain the property of the NHS.

Having said that if you return them to the limb centre there's not a lot they can do with them, just as there's not a lot anybody you give them to will be able to do with them. In the UK prosthetics and prosthetic components are deemed to be single use, in other words once they've been issued to a patient they cannot be re-issue to another. This is largely due to insurance as the second provider cannot be sure what those components have been put through and therefore how reliable they are.

There were a few charities that accepted used limbs and re-distributed them in developing countries. Maybe a google search would turn up some answers.

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Was going to say similar to Grum regards situation with NHS legs.

If I was you though, I'd hang on to them, not meaning to dampen your enthusiasm about the funding to the private centre, which hopefully turns out ok, but if at some point you needed the NHS to make you new ones, they often ask for an old model to be handed in before they re-make, so they may come in useful in this respect .... have also found that sometimes old legs come in useful when for whatever reason the everyday ones in use don't fit or break, the funding criteria for replacements are tightening and people sometimes are not getting spares, shower legs and the like.

If you just want to get rid of them drop them in at your nearest NHS centre.

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Here are a few links to organizations that may take and distribute your unwanted prosthetic leg. Hope it helps...

http://amputeesupplies.com/donationlistings.html

http://blog.givenlimb.org/prosthetic-limb/children/haiti-needs-prosthetic-limbs/

You can also just type 'prosthetic leg donation" or something like that into Google. Thats how I found these links...

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