By: Lung Pei-ning and Romulo Huang
Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The first shipment of cadaver skin acquired from the United States for the treatment of hundreds of victims of the colored powder explosion at a New Taipei water park is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Friday night, director general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美), said Thursday.
The shipment of 37.000 square centimeters of cadaver skin, transported by a FedEx plane, will arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, in northern Taiwan, between 10 and 11 p.m. Friday night, Chiang noted, adding that the second shipment of cadaver skin acquired from the U.S., some 60.000 square centimeters, is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on July 12.
Another shipment of cadaver skin acquired from the Netherlands is now being arranged and is expected to arrive in Taiwan soon, the FDA head added. [FULL STORY]