Skin is the largest organ in the human body. As such, its donation is critical in a number of procedures. So far, skin was taken only from cadavers and not from living people. Now, a surgeon from Beverly, Massachusetts, Dr Beverly Shafer, has pioneered a breakthrough for skin grafts from living people. His first donor was Nina Esile who donated her discarded abdominal skin during a tummy tuck procedure.

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a. This is a relatively new concept.
b. Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation is actively spearheading this program.
c. There are only about 69 surgeons involved with the foundation in this program.
d. This will help doctors who seek skin grafts for complex surgeries.
e. It will reverse the acute shortage of skin grafts.
f. The procedure involves removing the skin without the fat cells and cutting into different sizes.
g. The cut skin sections are then freezed for storage.