The deceased individual must meet certain criteria to be eligible for organ, tissue, and/or whole-body donation. Additionally, deaths under the investigation of the Office of the Coroner require the approval of Coroner staff for donation to proceed. Sometimes the circumstances of the death will prevent donation from occurring.
With the consent from the legal next of kin, a donation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on organ and tissue donation can be found at the procurement organization websites listed under the RESOURCES tab of this website.