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    Can donation of organs or tissues still occur in medical examiner cases?

    Yes.  Once family members have expressed interest in allowing donation, the medical examiner will review the request with the organ and tissue recovery organization staff.  Organs are harvested generally from a heart-beating donor only in a hospital setting while tissues -- including skin, bones and corneas -- may be harvested at the hospital or medical examiner’s office.  In most cases, the medical examiner will impose no restrictions on organs and tissues harvested with the written consent of the decedent’s next-of-kin.