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Unformatted text preview: MEs always have to be contacted for organ donation situations Even if you have a donor card, NOK must still approve NOK order: spouse, adult children, parents, adult siblings, grandparents/grandchildren Tissue donation can occur in morgue, within 24 hours, include skin, bone, tendons, middle ears, heart valves tissues do not have to match Excluding facts: TOD > 24 hours, known medical conditions (AIDS, cancer, sepsis), drug abuse, younger than 15 or older than 80 Old definition for death used to be cessation of cardiac function now we have the concept of brain death Certifier of death = licensed physician/ME/coroner (in MI only physicians) DC importance: legal documentation, stats Mechanism is the biological reason for death, cause is what actually caused that (like a gunshot wound) Mechanisms of death can be the result of many causes of death...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course SPEA V366 taught by Professor Aleksey during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.
- Fall '11