Each year, donated organs, like hearts and kidneys, save thousands of lives, but did you know that donated tissue like skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for others. More than 1.75 million tissue transplants are performed each year giving hope for a restored life.
Through this interactive experience, you will learn how sports injuries, severe burns and even heart patients are transformed through the gift of tissue donation. Please click on the icons as you navigate through the image slides below to view more information.
Skin grafts are typically used to treat patients with severe burns. The skin graft serves as a temporary cover, which decreases pain, lowers the risk of infection and controls fluid loss while the patient's own skin heals. Community Tissue Services is one of the largest non-profit providers of skin grafts to surgeons for severe burn patients in the United States.