The UNMET Need
BURNS ARE ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING OF ALL INJURIES
AND A MAJOR GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN.
The Power of Perspective
WE ARE NOT PREPARED FOR A BURN CATASTROPHE
- The current supply of burn tissue is based on historical demand; supply of cadaver allograft is limited by its very nature.
- The ever growing threat of domestic terrorism must be considered. We are unprepared for a mass casualty chemical or incendiary attack.
- The American Burn Association (ABA) has defined a mass burn casualty disaster as any catastrophic event in which the number of burn victims exceeds the capacity of the local burn center to provide optimal burn care.
EACH YEAR IN AMERICA:
- Burns are a leading cause of accidental injury and death in the United States1
- 486,000 victims suffer burn injuries annually; 40,000 such cases require hospitalization.2
- Over 120,000 children receive care in emergency departments each year for burn-related injuries.3
- Scalding is the most common injury for children under 4 years old.4
- Up to 20% of service members injured in combat experience severe burns,
in large part due to the increased use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).5
A Global Concern
GLOBALLY, THOUSANDS GO WITHOUT PROPER CARE
- Burns are responsible for an estimated 265,000 deaths worldwide annually.6
- The world's most vulnerable populations, women, children, and the poor, are at the highest risk for burn injury.7
- Globally, burns are among the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in low and middle-income countries.8
XENO-SKIN IS READY NOW TO SAVE COUNTLESS LIVES WORLDWIDE
1 Bloemsma GC, Dokter J, Boxma H, Oen IM. Mortality and causes in a burn center. Burns 2008; 34(8):1103
2 American Burn Association. Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States: 2016. Resources. Accessed March 2016. http://www.ameriburn.org/resources_factsheet.ph
3 American Burn Association. Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States: 2016. Resources. Accessed March 2016. http://www.ameriburn.org/resources_factsheet.ph
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Burns Safety: The Reality. National Center for Injury Preventions and Control. Updated April 2012. www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html and D’Souza AL, Nelson NG, McKenzie LB. Pediatric burn injuries treated in US emergency departments between 1990 and 2006. Pediatrics 2009; 124:1424.
5 Kauvar DS, Wolf SE, Wade CE, et al. Burns sustained in combat explosions in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF explosion burns). Burns 2006; 32:853; Wolf SE, Kauvar DS, Wade CE, et al. Comparison between civilian burns and combat burns from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Ann Surg 2006; 243:786; Cancio LC, Horvath EE, Barillo DJ, et al. Burn support for Operation Iraqi Freedom and related operations, 2003 to 2004. J Burn Care Rehabil 2005; 26:151.
6 World Health Organization. Burns Fact Sheet. WHO Media Center. Updated April 2014. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs365/en/