I hope you’ll explore saving some of your and your loved one’s DNA.
This service allows you to preserve a record of the valuable information DNA offers in relation to the medical history and genealogy of your loved one, with unrealized potential as further technological advances continue to be made.
DNA is a household mainstream topic which people hear and see every day. Saving a person’s DNA has many advantages and the death care industry is the logical place for this service to be offered. No one likes to think about a loved one passing away. Therefore in the vast majority of cases no one has even thought about saving their family’s DNA.
Funeral homes are the last chance and logical choice to save and preserve this important information. In the past, genetic testing was very expensive and genetic material had to be stored under extreme conditions to prevent degradation. With advances in technology, DNA can now be stored virtually anywhere in a dried form, resembling a fine white powder. This makes it possible to store the DNA in keepsakes and puts the information in the family’s hands: nobody else will have access to the information that the DNA holds. When a person wants to investigate the DNA further, the cost of genetic testing has gone from thousands of dollars to hundreds and in some cases tens of dollars, provided the sample is properly preserved, clean and ready to go.
Full cremation results in complete destruction of the person’s genetic material. By collecting this DNA you are offering the family ways to trace possible genetic disorders, which can save lives.
Also, having access to their family member’s genetic make-up will help families understand who they are and possibly trace their ancestry, allowing them to get a sense of purpose or belonging. Finally, many will find it very meaningful to have their loved one’s DNA close to their heart in a pendant or other memento.
By saving a person’s DNA it preserves everything about that person. It immortalizes them by saving their blueprint and everything that made them unique. Not everyone can build a pyramid or monument to last the test of time but everyone can cheat death a little and leave a lasting legacy by saving their genetic code. There may be truly life after death when you save you’re your DNA.
DNA saving and analyzing services obviously vary by location and the medical and funeral organizations in your area. Learn more on the internet.
Heartfelt Memorial Services: Your Guide for Planning Meaningful Funerals, Celebrations of Life and Times of Remembrance. Dave Savage and Beverly Molander HeartfeltMemorialServices.com Createspace.com/5070036