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Organ donation

The Manchester Coroners strongly support the valuable work of the NHS Transplant Service and will allow donation wherever possible.  However, they must ensure that this does not compromise their investigations.

If a death is reported to the Coroner, organ donation can only take place with their express permission.  If the deceased does not require a post mortem examination, there will usually be no difficulty with donation.  If a post mortem is required, the Coroner 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.

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