Coroners play an important role in saving and enhancing lives within their communities by facilitating organ/tissue, eye and body donation. The SCCA and it’s Board of Directors support the process of donation following the death of an individual. The SCCA encourages Coroners in South Carolina to facilitate the donation process to meet the wishes of the decedent and/or their surviving next-of-kin.
We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC) is the organ and tissue donation program for the state of South Carolina (except for Aiken and Edgefield counties). As the federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the state, SHSC is responsible for facilitating the gift of organ and tissue donation for transplantation and research.
LifeLink of Georgia serves Aiken and Edgefield counties. It is their vision to honor donors and save lives through organ and tissue donation.
The Mission of Miracles In Sight is to support the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of sight through transplant, research and innovation. The transplantation process depends on the priceless gift of corneal donation from one person to another. Donors help restore sight for someone struggling with vision impairing eye diseases.
Many individuals and families are interested in donating their body to science at the time of their, or a loved one’s death. Many programs require pre-authorization and/or pre-arrangements prior to the death. Although the SCCA is unable to recommend/endorse specific body donation programs we would like to make the public aware of programs available in South Carolina.
Piedmont Technical College Funeral Service Education Department. For more information email: ADPDonor@ptc.edu
Science Care https://www.sciencecare.com/home
USC School of Medicine Gift of Body Program https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine/give_to_medicine/gift_of_body/index.php
“Thank you to Miracles In Sight for sponsoring a member of the SCCA to attend the 2022 International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME) Annual Training Symposium which was held in Las Vegas, NV. This years scholarship was awarded to Pickens County Coroner, Kandy Kelley.”