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Resources for Medical Examiners & Coroners

LifeSource is committed to the recovery of all transplantable organs and tissues while working closely with you to ensure that we are meeting your medical legal responsibilities. Tissue and eye donation may be an opportunity for non-hospital deaths being investigated by your office.

Referring to LifeSource

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Tissue and eye donation is an option for those who have not tested positive for HIV or hepatitis, and whose time of death or last seen alive time is under 12 hours from the time of the referral call.

When making a donor referral, please provide the following:

  • Deceased’s name, date of birth, height and weight
  • Time of death and/or last time seen alive
  • Circumstances surrounding the death and EMS involvement
  • Medical history
  • Will there be an autopsy? If so, when and where?
  • Next of kin name and phone numbers
  • Funeral home

A LifeSource coordinator will approach the family about donation and will coordinate the recovery with the pathologist and the funeral home. We hope the resources below will be of help as you support the donor’s family. If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Melinda by phone at 1-888-5-DONATE.


We are happy to provide several resource documents and reports to help you successfully complete your work when the gifts of organ and tissue donation are being given.

Have Questions?

For more information or to see a sample of the post-operative report or the pre-autopsy tissue donor information form, please contact our support liaison: