What happens during body transport after death?
If the body has already been taken to a funeral home before you’ve made any arrangements, the family should inquire about the price for forwarding the remains.
This will usually include pick-up of the body, the basic service fee, embalming, and possibly a shipping container as well as body transport after death transportation to the nearest airport.
Can the family do the body transport after death?
In most states, it is legal for a family to transport the body. Even if the family were to rent a van, it might be considerably less expensive than airfare.
What is the procedure to transfer a dead body by air?
Following are a few mandates required while transferring a dead body by air: -
1.NOC from local police where death has occurred (Police STAMP is Mandatory)
3.Temporary Death Certificate AGAIN signed and STAMPED by doctor
Condition of Body:
1. Body must be Embalmed
2. Body must be packed in coffin
What is the procedure for transporting the body of a deceased person?
You should protect the body in canvas or burlap, and we recommend you use a strong wood or metal coffin for transportation. If you are carrying a body’s ashes, you should ensure they are enclosed in an unbreakable wooden box, chest or shock-proof container with a special seal.
How will the body be transported in the Cargo hold?
The “Known shippers” will place the deceased in a specialized container and the body will be placed in the cargo hold of the airplane. The funeral director on the other end will take care of getting the container to the destination funeral home.
What does embalming do?
Embalming is the process of preserving a body by delaying the natural effects of death. This is done by introducing specialist embalming solutions into the body after someone has passed away, helping to give them a more peaceful appearance.
Why is it Important Reasons for choosing Embalming?
Reasons for choosing Embalming include:
1. A person may have requested it before they passed, perhaps as part of a prepaid funeral service.
2. It can help restore the person’s appearance and give them a natural expression, which can be comforting for grieving family members.
3. If there is a delay with the funeral.
4. If the Body needs to be repatriated.
How long does it take?
The process takes around two hours to complete, including washing and drying the hair and body of the person who has died. The embalmed body is also carefully massaged to relax muscles and joints tensed by rigor mortis.
How long does it last?
Embalming is not permanent as it only delays the natural process of death. Typically, it will preserve the body for around a week, but factors such as condition of the body and temperature conditions may affect this.
Can a person be buried without being embalmed?
Yes, embalming is not required for a burial. If the family are planning a natural or eco-friendly burial then it is forbidden as the chemicals used to preserve the body are bad for the environment.
Is embalming necessary for cremation?
No, however it is down to the family of the deceased to decide if they want the body embalmed prior to cremation.
Can a body be viewed without embalming?
Yes, however there may be a slightly shorter time frame in which you are able to view your loved one. If you choose not to embalm, our funeral homes can prepare your loved one for a viewing – wash their hair and body, dress them, and set their features to a natural expression – if you wish.
Is embalming required by law?
In most cases there is no legal requirement to embalm a body. The main exceptions are if your loved one needs to be sent abroad for the funeral (repatriation), or died from an infectious disease.
What is embalming Fluid?
Embalming fluids are fluids used to embalm the deceased body. They consist of various preservatives and disinfecting agents. These are chemical in nature. Few commonly used chemicals in embalming fluids are formaldehyde and methanol. The fluid hardens the tissue inside the body. It acts as a preservative not allowing the body to become a host for bacteria.
What are the pros and cons of modern Embalming?
The three main reasons for embalming a body are – disinfection, preservation and restoration.
A major benefit of embalming the body is that it disinfects the body and reduces the risk of growth of bacteria, especially if the person had died of a contagious disease. Restoration is achieved in embalming if the death has been caused by an accident. This is also soothing to the family members of the deceased. It brings about a positive experience in the grieving process.
Can we touch the Body?
We believe that the contact with your loved one can be an important of the farewell. Where preservation has been part of the embalming process you have greater accessibility and more time to say Goodbye. The body will feel cold to touch specially of refrigeration is being used.