Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner


One of our most important duties is to the families who have lost a loved one - often suddenly and unexpectedly or without warning. On top of this sudden loss, we understand that for the vast majority of people, this would be the first time they would have to work with our office. We try to work with families to help them through the process and answer as many questions as we can.


Our office commonly works with Iowa Donor Network to arrange for organ and tissue donation. If you are interested in donation, please contact either Iowa Donor Network or our facility prior to autopsy.