Postponed-Death Investigation and the Donation Process: How They Can Co-Exist

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 01, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Instructor on Distant Learning only
Instructor: Debbie DeVito, Gift of Hope
Julie Rietz, Champaign Co. State's Attorney
Dr. Kathleen Yoder, McLean Co. Coroner
Dr. J. Scott Denton, Forensic Pathologist, IL Coroner's Physician

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $0

TIME: 1:00 PM—3:00 PM          2 Hours

The course topics will include:


Death Investigation & Donation
• Death investigation and donation, how they can co-exist
• Forensic Pathologist role in the investigation process
• Partnership/collaboration of all entities involved in challenging cases

The State’s Attorneys Role
• State’s Attorneys role in death investigation and donation
• What information is helpful in challenging cases from all entities
• The SA’s experiences in challenging cases

SOS Tissue Donation Program
• Coroner’s Role in organ and tissue donation
• SOS program commitment
• McLean County programs and partnership with Forensic Pathologist

Organ and Tissue Differences/First Person Authorization Protocol
• Difference between organ and tissue
• First Person Contact – What it means
• Tools available for testing and death investigation
• Protocol

MTU#1 will provide the webinar link the first part of December.

This course has been certified by the ILETSB