In all skin graft procedures, skin must be removed from a donor site and attached to the wounded area. The preferred source of the donor skin is the patient himself. This procedure is called an autograft. Since the body’s immune system will ultimately reject foreign skin, autografts are the best option for long-term treatment. An exciting new alternative to autografts is lab-generated skin, but we’ll talk more about that later. Right now, we’re going to walk through the difficult skin graft surgical procedure.