The Skin Bank

Charles Voigt, Steve Williamson, Richard J. Kagan, Ludwik K. Branski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The skin bank is a valuable resource in providing cadaveric allograft skin as a cover for partial-thickness and full-thickness burn injuries. After recovery from a donor, skin is tested for infection, processed, and frozen until needed. This chapter discusses the processing and use of allograft and amniotic membrane in the treatment of burn injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care, Fifth Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780323476614
ISBN (Print)9780323497428
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • allograft
  • amnion
  • skin bank
  • skin processing
  • tissue bank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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