Funeral Director and embalmer Laura Jeffery recently testified at the National Citizens Inquiry in Toronto, Ontario.
Jeffery detailed aspects of her profession as a basic method of ensuring that people who have died were well-represented in their appearance.
Embalmers use a technique that drains the circulatory system of deceased patients and fills it with preservation so “that we can present a person that is reasonable to how their appearance should be,” said Jeffery.
“I started to notice anomalies to what the return was – the return blood was stickier, thicker, darker and I started seeing little tiny pieces of clot like polka dots coming out… there was something different. I would call it ‘dirty blood.'”
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