David Penepent: Caring for the Remains of Organ and Tissue Donors [audio]
Seminar: "Caring for the Remains of Organ and Tissue Donors"
From the 2012 ICCFA Annual Convention
Increasingly, people are choosing to donate organs and tissue prior to having traditional funeral services. As funeral directors, we should view this not as an obstacle but as a noble gesture that will benefit people in need.
David Penepent will share practical and technical procedures for caring for the remains following organ and tissue recovery, including topics such as:
- caring for eye enucleation
- caring for skin tissue recovery
- long bone
- open chest area
David Penepent is manager of Herson Funeral Home in Montrose, Pennsylvania, and is president of Advanced Funeral Service Education Programs, Ithaca, New York. He holds a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and is a doctoral student in decision science and organizational change at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.