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Event Dates: 
March 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Presentation 3

Presentation Summary:

In this session, we will explore best practices and various procedures in reconstruction and restorative measures on full thickness skin donation cases.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain challenges in reconstruction.
  2. Define current solutions to facilitate the success of viewing or embalming after donation.

Full Thickness Skin Reconstruction & Challenges
Speakers: Jaclyn Manzanedo, Donor Network West, and Tom Buist, Dodge Company
Day: March 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST


Jaclyn Manzanedo

Jaclyn Manzanedo

Jaclyn Manzanedo is a 15 year veteran of the organ and tissue donation field. She is a '00 Fresno State graduate in Criminology. Jaclyn spent time as a deputy coroner in Fresno County after college which lead her to discover a passion for donation and transplant. She joined Community Tissue Services as a tissue coordinator before joining Donor Network West in hospital development 13 years ago. After a decade supporting the largest level one trauma facility in her California DSA, she is now Managing Donation Partner Development at DNWest; building relationships with coroner, ME, funeral homes, and non-hospital donation partners. Jaclyn is passionate about developing processes with donation partners and fortifying relationships in the community to better serve donor families.

Tom Buist

Tom Buist

Tom Buist has been a licensed funeral service practitioner and embalmer for 40 years. He holds a certification in eye enucleation and corneal excisions.

For twenty-five years Tom was a director and manager of a multi-location funeral home corporation. He then moved on to York Great Lakes as a sales representative, lecturer, and trainer. After York Great Lakes, Tom served as a consultant to Batesville Casket Company during the time that Ken Camp was president of Batesville Casket Company. Fast forward a bit. Tom finally found his niche with The Dodge Company as a sales representative in Michigan. More recently, in addition to his sales representative charges, Tom has assumed more responsibility as one of Dodge’s technical presenters with great success.

Tom currently serves as Chairman of the North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers. Additionally, Tom serves on the Michigan Gift of Life Ethics Board Committee. In his spare time, Tom umpires high school and college baseball. Not enough? Tom also is the color commentator for WCET-TV Public Broadcasting announcing the West Michigan High School football game of the week. Still not enough? Tom is responsible for training for the West Michigan Umpires Association.