Does the removal of organs/tissues leave visible scars? Will it prevent an open casket funeral or delay the funeral?
Everything possible is done to ensure that the dignity of your family member is maintained and that his or her body is treated with respect. All areas that are disturbed in the removal of the organs/tissues are reconstructed and any incisions are closed with stitches. This is especially important in situations such as eye tissue donation. In these cases, the eye area is reconstructed so that you cannot tell that surgery has been done. As a general rule, you can expect that the body of your family member will be released for the funeral 24-48 hours after the death.