Medical Examiners

As the need for donated organs and tissues far outweighs the supply, New England Organ Bank works in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in each state in our donation service area to ensure the recovery of all transplant-able organs and tissues while maintaining the ability of the Medical Examiner and law enforcement officials to pursue their medical and legal investigations. The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) has formalized its support of organ and tissue donation in an organizational position paper which is available on their website (.pdf).

The collaboration, cooperation and support of our medical examiner and law enforcement partners is vital to ensure the successful recovery of organ and tissues for transplant.

Our Donation Liaison for medical examiners can be contacted at melanie_peffer@neds.org and 617-558-6663.