The following resources will help coroners in Colorado and Wyoming work through developing a protocol with the eye bank that protects both the coroner's law enforcement and public health duties in order to maximze transplantable tissue donations.
Recorded Webinar: Charting a New Course: Eye Donation and Death Investigation (highly recommended)
Samantha Wetzler, MD, offers a new perspective on coroner relationships with eye banks and other donation agencies. The session focuses on the science of the cornea and how it impacts cause of death determination. The coroner's role in public health is also discussed as well as developments within the National Association of Medical Examiners regarding eye, organ and tissue donation.
Who is it for: Coroners, medical examiners, death investigators, district attorneys and pathologists
Faculty: Samantha Wetzler, MD
Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia
Chair, ad hoc Committee on Organ and Tissue Procurement, National Association of Medical Examiners
Member, National Institutes of Health bio-bank scientific advisory panel