Three Royal Australian Air Force aircraft, with medical specialists and equipment, are supporting New Zealand to repatriate Australian victims of the volcanic eruption. Sydney: An international effort is underway to save badly burned survivors of New Zealand’s White Island volcano eruption, with the US tapped to provide 1.2 million square centimetres of skin and a dozen victims being flown to Australia for specialist care. Here are four key questions about the work to treat the surviving patients. Skin – the body’s largest organ – holds our muscles, bones and internal organs together and helps regulate body temperature and synthesise vitamins. Damaged skin tissue can lead to complications like blood loss, shock and a heightened risk of infection. Three days after the volcano exploded, most of the 29 survivors still hospitalised are in a critical condition and require "a lot of intensive care", according to New Zealand Ministry of Health […]