What about organ donation?
If it is the desire of the decedent or the family to donate organs, the hospital or the Coroner can contact an organ donation organization to initiate the process. However, if death occurs in an out of hospital setting or is the result of an act of violence or suspicious death an autopsy may have to be conducted and can seriously impact the ability for such donations.

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1. What do I do if a loved one passes away at home?
2. If my family member is in hospice what do I do?
3. How do I proceed if cremation is the wish of the decedent or family?
4. What if I am destitute and have no funds for funeral expenses?
5. If my loved one was a veteran does the VA pay for the funeral?
6. How do I obtain death certificates?
7. How long will it take to obtain the death certificate?
8. What if my loved one dies in the hospital?
9. What about organ donation?
10. How do we make donations of my loved ones remains to science?
11. Why are autopsies performed?
12. Who pays for the autopsy?