In the United States, Massachusetts, for the first time, doctors have successfully used the transplantation of tissue from GMO-pig skin to temporarily close the burn wound, using an allograft obtained from the skin of dead people. This "patch" is put temporarily, which allows the patient to stabilize his condition to the readiness of his own tissue.
The skin from the dead bodies of donors is always a scarce and expensive material. Therefore, scientists are working on transplant alternatives that can be obtained from the skin of GMO animals. Genetic changes are necessary to avoid inflammation and rejection. The first patient received a pig skin transplant area of only 5 by 5 centimeters. Most of the wound was covered with the skin of a dead donor. The patient thus lived 5 days, after which he was transplanted his own skin from the thigh. The wound was prolonged successfully.