HC Deb 23 November 1999 vol 339 c95W
37. Mr. Blizzard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the system for ensuring an adequate supply of skin for patients needing transplants. [98962]

Mr. Denham

There are five tissue banks which store skin in England and there has been no shortage of supply in recent years: in both 1997 and 1998 there was an excess of donated skin over that donated for therapeutic purposes.

A National Burn Care Review is currently under way and is looking, among other issues, at considering skin banking and supply.