Organ donation

The Coroner strongly supports the valuable work of the NHS Transplant Service and will facilitate donation wherever possible.  However, he must ensure that this does not compromise his investigations.

If a death is reported to the Coroner, organ donation can only take place with his express permission.  If he does not require a post mortem examination, there will usually be no difficulty with donation.  If a post mortem is required, he will consider which, if any, organs can be donated while still being able to obtain accurate results.

Even if it is not possible to donate internal organs, it is often possible to donate corneas and connective tissue.