Organ Donation

If a death requires referral to the Coroner, organ donation can only take place if she does not object to it. It must not compromise her investigations.

The Coroner endeavours to support the valuable work of the NHS Transplant Service and will facilitate donation wherever possible.

If a post-mortem examination is not necessary, there will usually be no difficulty with donation. If a post-mortem examination is required the Coroner will consider which, if any, organs can be donated. Even if it is not possible to donate internal organs, it is often possible to donate corneas and connective tissue.