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We are committed to providing our forensic and funeral service professional partners with information on donation and transplantation to help advance donation and improve donation outcomes. Follow the links below to stay abreast of the latest news affecting you.

Upcoming Events for Funeral Professionals

Free webinar for funeral services professionals,
From Donor to Recipient: Clinical Uses for Dermal Allografts

1.5 EMB provided

December 5, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Funeral service professionals will learn:

  • How donated organs are matched with People awaiting translpants
  • Clinical uses for dermal allografts from tissue donors

Our presenters:

Sam Ho, PhD, D(ABHI), FAACC, Director, Histocompatibility & Infectious Disease Testing Laboratory, Gift of Hope

Jeffrey Chiesa, MBA, Marketing Director, Soft Tissue Matrices, Allosource

Register at this link.

 

Funeral Director Conference
Register to attend this free event for continuing education and networking at the McHenry County Coroner’s office.

5.0 EMB provided

Monday, December 12, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn about: 

  • Dental support in mass casualty operations 
  • The role of forensic autopsy 
  • Eye tissue donation and transplantation 
  • What skeletal remains can tell us
  • Tissue donation: the process and resources for funeral directors 

Register at this link.

Past Events

Kane County Funeral Director Conference, October 13, 2022.

Funeral service professionals enjoyed a day of continuing education and networking in Kane County. This event was co-sponsored by the Kane County Coroner’s Office and Gift of Hope.

Interpersonal Skills for Funeral Arranging

Funeral service professionals learned to elimite barriers to effective communication, build trust, improve helping skills and more.

If you are a funeral director interested in more information, please e-mail Chasity Dodd, Partner Relations Liaison.

Donation and the Funeral Director: Honoring a family’s wishes

Funeral service professionals learned about the donation recovery process and specialized embalming techniques.

If you are a funeral director interested in more information, please e-mail Chasity Dodd, Partner Relations Liaison.

Check back for details as forensic and funeral service programs are announced.

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