Will donation affect an open casket funeral?

The body of the donor is treated with respect and dignity. As in any other surgery, the recovery of organs and tissues is conducted under sterile conditions in an operating room staffed by qualified surgeons. Cornea recovery can take place at the hospital or funeral home by professionally trained surgical technicians. Donation does not disfigure the body and will not change its appearance in a casket. Only those directly involved will ever know about the donation.




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