Skin donations begin for NZ volcano victims

Some twenty square feet of skin was sent to New Zealand from Australia on Wednesday (December 11). It’s among donations to save victims severely burned by a volcanic eruption this week. However, its only a fraction of New Zealand’s ordered – nearly 1300 (thirteen hundred) square feet of skin. In the wake of Monday’s deadly event, surgeons have been working around the clock to treat survivors at hospitals around the country. The head of one Australian tissue bank explained why the skin is so critical.

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