In this presentation, we will review the embalming process from start to finish. We hope to provide understanding and basic knowledge of the needs, process and exactions of the funeral home professional when embalming. This presentation will establish the foundation for the two following presentations, in order to enable the donation community to understand their role in the embalming and preparation process.
- Define the embalming process.
- Outline the basic steps of embalming.
- Generate basic knowledge of the impact donation may have on the embalming process.
Chris Donhost is a second generation funeral professional with over 20 years of experience. He is licensed by California as a funeral director, embalmer, cemetery manager, crematory manager, and life insurance agent specific to pre-need funeral arrangements. Donhost last worked in the funeral profession as a multi-location manager of three funeral homes, a cemetery and crematory in the Bay Area. In July of 2013, he was appointed as funeral home and coroner liaison with Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, where he works to establish and maintain positive relationships with funeral and coroner partners. Donhost remains active in the funeral profession as a professor at the local mortuary college, volunteers on multiple committees with the California Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), serves on advisory boards of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, and the American River Funeral Service program, and is a frequent lecturer on funeral/donation matters. He was recognized by the CFDA as California’s Young Funeral Director of the Year in 2012.
The Embalming Process 101
Speaker: Chris Donhost, Sierra Donor Services
Day: March 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST