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If I donate my pancreas, will I be able to have an open casket at my funeral?
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In brief: Yes
With the possible exception of "face transplant donors" nearly all organ donors can have an "open casket" funeral.

In brief: Yes
With the possible exception of "face transplant donors" nearly all organ donors can have an "open casket" funeral.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Open casket possible
Organ donation requires opening of the abdomen and chest through a surgical incision.
The heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, and kidneys are all recovered through one incision. Donation of tissues like corneas, bones, skin, veins, tendons may require different incisions but are always accomplished with an open casket funeral as an objective, and prosthetics help preserve the appearance.

In brief: Open casket possible
Organ donation requires opening of the abdomen and chest through a surgical incision.
The heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, and kidneys are all recovered through one incision. Donation of tissues like corneas, bones, skin, veins, tendons may require different incisions but are always accomplished with an open casket funeral as an objective, and prosthetics help preserve the appearance.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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In brief: Yes
The body is surgically closed after solid organ donation.

In brief: Yes
The body is surgically closed after solid organ donation.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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