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Will organ donation disfigure the body?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education

No, skilled clinicians perform organ donation and the body is closed with sutures ("stitches") just like any other surgical procedure. Organ donation does not prevent open casket funerals. Tissue donation also does not prevent open casket funerals. Great care is taken to protect the dignity of the donor's body.

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