Kerala's first skin bank to be set up in Kottayam Medical College
Kottayam: For the first time in Kerala, a skin transplant facility for burn and accident victims will set up at Kottayam Medical College. The initial procedures for its approval and licensing has already begun and the skin bank will be operational within six months.
People who are injured or burnt in an accident often have their skin removed from other parts of the body and replaced. But in severe cases with major injuries, this is not possible and this adversely affects the treatment. To tackle the issue, the skin bank system is the only viable solution that is available. The skin bank will be started in the casualty department block of Kottayam Medical College.
The skin of the body can be removed just as cornea of the eye taken out from a deceased body. The skin can then be stored and used for a long time. Like cornea, there is no need to know the blood type of the donor or the recipient.