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Spinal Cord Injury:


Spinal cord injury (SCI) poses a very high risk for developing pressure sores, and pressure sores can be very dangerous. Possible complications of pressure sores include, but are not limited to: (a) development of infections and their spread to the blood, heart and bone, (b) amputations, (c) having to stay out of work, and school, etc. for months because of prolonged bed rest, (d) a higher risk of developing respiratory problems due to less active lifestyle.    
Around 80% of individuals with SCI will, at some point, have a pressure sore, and 30% have more than one pressure sore.  The good news though is that most pressure sores are preventable! Keep reading our webpages to learn more about SCI, pressure sores and how to prevent them.





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In addition to providing information and educational resources on SCI, we are happy to present you with other educational resources; if you are aiming to study SCI at the college level or beyond, check some high school scholarships available, for which you can apply online. You will need to choose the relevant scholarships depending on your grade level.