North India's first Skin Bank inaugurated at New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital

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first-Skin-Bank-inaugurated-at-New-Delhi's-Safdarjung-HospitalNorth India's first Skin Bank was inaugurated at New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on 20th June.

An overview of the news

  • This facility serves as a repository where deceased donors can donate their skin, which can be utilized in the treatment of burns.

  • Deceased donors can donate their skin within six hours of death. Once donated, the skin undergoes a processing procedure and can then be used for treating burns and trauma patients.

Benefits for Patients

  • Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted that the Skin Bank facility will be a significant benefit for patients. 

  • It will contribute to providing a better quality of life for individuals suffering from severe burns and injuries.

Skin Bank in India

  • There are a total of 16 skin banks in the country where the skin of dead persons can be donated.

  • Out of the 16 skin banks, seven are located in Maharashtra, four in Chennai, three in Karnataka, and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. 

  • These skin banks are spread across different regions of the country.

  • Maharashtra has the highest number of skin banks, with a total of seven.  

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