France skin graft: Twin's skin saves man with 95% burns

France skin graft: Twin's skin saves man with 95% burns
 

A man who almost died after suffering burns on 95 per cent of his body is now in recovery thanks to a skin graft from his twin brother, French doctors say.
The 33-year-old Frenchman, known only as Franck, had an accident at work in September 2016.
He arrived at hospital in critical condition with deep burns and within a week had received the first skin graft from his twin.
Because they are genetically identical the donor skin was not rejected.
This is not the first twin-on-twin skin transplant, but it is the first to cover such a large area, Maurice Mimoun told AFP news agency.
Mr Mimoun is... read more

 
23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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