Funeral Homes

Jack Adams headshot-sm“Sierra Donor Services and its funeral home partners are here to serve the community. They work together to ensure the desire to give life through donation is carried out with respect and dignity for both donors and donor families.”

Jack Adams, CFSP, MBIE
Funeral Services Pioneer


Sierra Donor Services works in close partnership with funeral homes to serve families and honor the decision to donate.  SDS ensures the wish to give and improve life, along with the desire for a meaningful funeral, will be fulfilled. SDS is available to provide education to funeral homes about organ and tissue donation, and to assist on a case-by-case basis.   SDS has a staff position dedicated specifically to supporting funeral homes in meeting the needs of donor families.

Funeral Home professionals may contact our support staff (Christopher Donhost, Funeral Services Liaison), a licensed funeral director and embalmer, for additional information about our services.

Together, we help save and improve lives through organ and tissue donation.


Best Practices for Cooperation Among Tissue Banks and Funeral Service Professionals

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) recently updated guidelines to strengthen the relationship between donation professionals and funeral directors as they work together to honor the wishes of the donor and serve families.


If you would like more information, please use these links to additional donation-related web sites and resources.


SDS Contacts

Our Funeral Services Liaison and other staff members are ready to assist and support you in your donation efforts. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of our team members below.

Chris Donhost
Funeral Services Liaison

Zuki Becirevic
Tissue Recovery Manager