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June 25, 1992
Congratulations on your recent article, "Rising Costs Are Taxing Burn Centers" (Times, June 7). Kenneth Garcia certainly deserves praise for accurate, balanced reporting, with one important exception. He wrote: "Although cadaver skin has been readily available for years, surgeons preferred not to use it because it is rejected as foreign tissue by the body's immune system." This statement is inaccurate and misinformed on two counts. First, cadaver skin (the technical term is human allograft skin)
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July 26, 1992 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the nation's oldest skin banks, which has served as a key supplier of tissue for Los Angeles' burn and trauma centers, might be forced to close soon because of soaring costs and a shortage of donors. The Southern California Tissue Bank, which opened in Torrance 13 years ago and has provided skin and organs for more than 1,000 burn and trauma patients, is seeking support from oil refineries and other companies that would be directly affected by the organization's demise.
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July 26, 1992 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the nation's oldest skin banks, which has served as a key supplier of tissue for Los Angeles' burn and trauma centers, might be forced to close soon because of soaring costs and a shortage of donors. The Southern California Tissue Bank, which opened in Torrance 13 years ago and has provided skin and organs for more than 1,000 burn and trauma patients, is seeking support from oil refineries and other companies that would be directly affected by the organization's demise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992
Congratulations on your recent article, "Rising Costs Are Taxing Burn Centers" (Times, June 7). Kenneth Garcia certainly deserves praise for accurate, balanced reporting, with one important exception. He wrote: "Although cadaver skin has been readily available for years, surgeons preferred not to use it because it is rejected as foreign tissue by the body's immune system." This statement is inaccurate and misinformed on two counts. First, cadaver skin (the technical term is human allograft skin)
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June 28, 1991
The Women's Professional Volleyball Assn. will hold a $40,000 tournament at Camp Pendleton this weekend. The 32-team field will feature the team of Angela Rock and Karolyn Kirby. They have won eight of 11 tournaments on this year's WPVA tour, including last week's Manhattan Beach Open. They defeated Liz Masakayan and Linda Carrillo in a double-final. Kirby and Rock, from San Diego, have each won a season-high $44,340 in prize money.
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October 23, 1992 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern California Tissue Bank, a small Torrance-based agency that supplies much-needed skin to burn victims, received a $100,000 grant Thursday that allows it to stay open. "We certainly got a reprieve from the gallows, so to speak," said Dr. Allen McDaniels, the tissue bank's medical director. Three months ago, the nonprofit agency found itself more than $100,000 in debt, which officials blamed in part on cash-flow problems and a decline in donors.
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