RE: ? Do you embalm at Autopsy?

From:Rodney Collins

What I have seen done in the past is that some religions such as orthodox catholic and some Asian traditions require that all the body parts be buried so as soon as the autopsy is finished it is sent to the embalmer processed and placed back in the body. I know that most undertakers do not like to do this and will charge extra. I also know that it pretty rare procedure and most morticians under 30 have never heard of it.


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From: Vinnie Della Speranza []
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: ? Do you embalm at Autopsy?


We do not offer any embalming services however I'll be eager to see the responses to this query.





Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> "Lott, Robert" <> 10/16/02 11:39AM >>>

Just curious about what other institutions may be doing about this... and
any information that you might have about what is considered "standard of
practice" with regard to this issue.

Robert L. Lott, HTL(ASCP)
Baptist Health System
800 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL  35213
205-592-5646 (fax)

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