Lifesharing recognizes the integral role of the funeral professional in the donation process, therefore it is our desire to support you in your efforts to serve the donor families. The Lifesharing Funeral Home Guide is one of many resources and supports we wish to offer you.
The availability of organs, tissue, and eyes for transplantation provides a source of life for ill, injured and dying Americans. Every year, tens of thousands of people are treated for life-threatening conditions with the gift of donated organs. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from healing and function-restoring transplants of donated tissues.
Donation and transplantation are processes involving many professionals, and no one is more important to this process than the funeral director/embalmer. You are the individuals who help the families of donors through their most painful period of grieving, and your involvement is essential to make the donation experience a positive one for family members and friends. The positive attitude you convey about donation will impact a family’s feelings about their decision to donate.
Every effort is made in the procurement process to minimize additional procedures on the part of the embalmer and to preserve the natural appearance of the body so that an open casket ceremony is possible.
“Lifesharing: A Donate Life Organization is committed to the life-saving and life-enhancing efforts of transplantation. We strive to be the leader in organ and tissue donation through education, collaboration and the provision of quality service.”