Life is skin deep. Loss of skin can lead to loss of life. Skin cover provided in the first three weeks of injury can reduce the number of burns victims dying by almost 50%.
Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from an eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols. Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-8° Celsius up to 5 years. The stored skin can be used for burns patients who have deep burns. Statistics have shown that 80% of the burn victims are women and children. There are only about 12 established functional skin banks in India. The population of India is 1340 million. 7 million cases of burns are reported annually and many die because of lack of efficient care.