Donated skin saves lives

How much do you really know about the skin you’re in? Skin is the body’s largest organ-and like other organs, it can be donated to save lives, scientists say.
Skin protects us from bacterial invaders, cools us down and heats us up, holds in fluid and, under normal conditions, can mend itself.
If skin is too badly burned, however, it’s unable to repair itself without help. One way to promote healing is by covering a wound with allografts-skin from an organ donor.

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