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City rallies to aid burned 6-year-old girl

SHANGHAI has joined an international aid effort to help a seriously burned 6-year-old girl.

Wang Dan, from Enshi in Hubei Province, fell into a fire after falling asleep at her home on January 7. She suffered burns to 70 percent of her body and needed urgent skin grafts.

Doctors at a county-level clinic tried giving her a transplant of pig skin but it did not work well. She was transferred to a hospital in Hubei's capital city Wuhan, where her father's skin was transplanted to part of her body. In a second operation, doctors transplanted skin from her head to other parts of her body.

But more skin was needed and the hospital turned to the Euro Skin Bank, a Dutch non-profit organization.

On Tuesday, a donation of nearly 1,500 square centimeters of skin arrived at Pudong International Airport. Customs officials provided a quick clearance yesterday for the skin donation. The customs broker arrived at the airport and was directed to a preferential channel in order to complete the clearance procedures quickly.

"We contacted the customs broker the moment we learned the donation was coming," said Lu Xiangqing, a spokeswoman for Shanghai customs.

Wang is the first Chinese person to receive a donation from the ESB.

Meanwhile, the Chinese public has donated 200,000 yuan (US$29,263) to help pay for her treatment.


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