Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson and her staff members were recently recognized as the state’s top coroner’s office by the Donor Alliance and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank.
In 2011, the Natrona County Coroner’s Office made 21 of the 28 Wyoming referrals that came from coroners’ offices to the Donor Alliance.
“I’m a nurse first, and I’ve always been involved with patients who have been donors,” Jacobson said. “And now I’m coroner, I just continue my work with facilitating donor requests.”
Jacobson hopes the recognition will motivate other coroners in the state to become more involved in the donor process, which can be time consuming.
There are basically three ways to make known the wishes of a donor, she said. A hospital might report a person’s death to a donor agency, the highway patrol might call in a road fatality or the notification might come via a coroner’s office.
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