Increasing tissue donation in deaths occurring out of hospital
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Our OnPoint education portal now offers the following course: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital
Module 1: Program introduction
Module 2: How the medicolegal community can support donation
Module 3: Donation: The process
Module 4: Building collaborative relationships
Approximately 50 percent of deaths occur outside of hospital and fall within the jurisdictions of medical examiners and coroners. A large number of people who die outside of hospital are prime candidates for tissue donation, yet only a small percentage are identified and referred to donation organizations.
This course instructs coroners, medical examiners, forensic pathologists and death investigators how to identify and refer donation candidates to tissue and eye donation organizations. The course may also prove helpful to law enforcement agencies, emergency health services, funeral companies, eye and tissue banks and donation organizations.
Canadian Blood Services thanks the following for helping to develop this course: Biotissue, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, New Brunswick Coroner Service, Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Manitoba, Ontario Ministry of Justice, Saskatchewan Transplant, Tissue Bank Manitoba and Trillium Gift of Life.