Cadaver skin

Used for burn victims:

Cadaver skin is removed from donors shortly after their deaths, then processed and distributed by skin and tissue banks. It has long been the preferred option for a patient with the most severe burns until a graft of the patient’s own skin can be applied. Although some synthetic skin has come on the market in the last 20 years, new products have not appeared as quickly as some experts expected.

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