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Information for Funeral Directors

Thank you for everything you do to serve our community. You play a critical role in the organ, eye and tissue donation process by supporting the families of donors as they say goodbye to their loved one.

Reimbursement Requests
We recognize donation can require extra resources, and LifeSource will continue to be responsible for those costs that are above the standard. LifeSource will work with you so no donation fee is passed on to the family.

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General Resources & FAQs

Embalming Guidance

These guidelines are to be used as a reference tool and should not be considered the only effective method of embalming an organ and tissue donor. The embalmer should use his or her judgment to analyze and choose the best method to ensure proper preservation based on the donor’s condition.

View Dodge’s Best Practices for Tissue Procurement.

Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Education

Mortuary Science Continuing Education

This education is intended for licensed Minnesota Morticians only. You will be able to attend CEU sessions if we are able to verify your current licensure with state officials.

CEU’s are provided gratis for our Funeral Director Partners.

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    Donation and the Funeral Director: Introduction to Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation and How it Can Impact the Funeral
    (1-hour CE credit)

    • Acquire basic knowledge of the donation process;
    • Understand what steps can be taken to work with the recovery agency from the funeral homes perspective; and
    • Gain insights in how to support families when they have chosen donation.
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    Donation and the Funeral Director: Introduction to the Donation Process, Embalming and Reconstruction
    (2-hour CE credit)

    • Walk through the recovery process for organ, eye and tissue donation;
    • Utilize new techniques to embalm an organ, tissue and/or eye donor for a family viewing.
    • Identify different mortuary products to utilize in the care of donors.
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    Donation and the Funeral Director: The Donation Process, Recovery Techniques, Reconstruction and Embalming
    (3-hour CE credit)

    • In-depth presentation on the recovery process for organ, eye and tissue donation;
    • Receive a variety of reconstruction techniques to utilize when preparing a donor for a family viewing.
    • Become familiar with tools to share with families to further drive donation advocacy.

Have Questions?

If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our LifeSource liaison Melinda by phone at 1-888-5-DONATE.