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Information for Funeral Directors
The role of funeral directors in the organ and tissue donation process is key. Directors talk directly to the family about funeral arrangements after donation occurs. They help to make sure that these families have a more positive funeral experience. In turn, this care assists families in their grieving process.
By informing funeral directors about the importance of donation and the details of the donation process, we hope to increase the bond between donor families, funeral directors, and Gift of Life.
Funeral directors can subscribe to the Clinical Update, Gift of Life's quarterly newsletter for funeral directors, healthcare professionals and coroners. This one-page newsletter offers transplantation and donation news, statistics and case studies. Subscribe to Clinical Update and other Gift of Life News.
Outside resources for funeral directors include:
- National Funeral Director's Association
- Pennsylvania Funeral Director's Association
- American Board of Funeral Service Education
- Cremation Association of North America
For specific information about organ and tissue donation, please e-mail Gift of Life or call 1-800-DONORS-1 to arrange for a presentation or meeting.
National Donor Sabbath, observed annually in November, seeks to educate faith-based communities about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. Order free materials to celebrate National Donor Sabbath, taking place Nov. 13-15!
Threads of Love Donor Quilt
Explore the online quilts to view the quilt squares provided by the loved ones of those who died and gave the gift of life. The actual quilts are available for display in public places throughout the region to promote donor awareness.