Medical Examiners and Coroners
IDS works closely with the medical examiners and coroners throughout our donation service area to ensure the successful outcomes for organ and tissue donation.
Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices play an important role in the organ and tissue donation process. Since all unexpected deaths require Coroner or Medical Examiner review, their cooperation and support is vital for ensuring successful organ and tissue donations, benefiting thousands of transplant recipients each year.
The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) formalized its support of organ and tissue donation in an organizational Position Paper. A link to locate this document is listed below.
- National Association of Medical Examiners
- American Association of Tissue Banks
- Eye Bank Association of America
National Association of Medical Examiners position paper on the medical examiner release of organs and tissues for transplantation.