Coroners play a crucial role in supporting the donation process, and the South Carolina Coroners' Association supports and encourages its members to facilitate organ, tissue, eye, and body donation when possible. By working to support donations following the death of an individual, coroners can help save and enhance lives in their communities. The SCCA's support of the donation process aligns with its broader mission to promote best practices and standards in death investigation and to ensure that the rights of the deceased and their families are respected.
We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC) is the organ and tissue donation program for South Carolina (except for the 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 bodies to science at the time of their or a loved one’s death. Many programs require pre-authorization and/or pre-arrangements before the death. Although the SCCA cannot recommend/endorse specific body donation programs, we want to make the public aware of programs available in South Carolina.
Housed in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, the Gift of Body Program is for individuals wishing to participate in the noble and time-honored practice of donating their bodies to advance scientific discovery after their death.
At Science Care, we provide donors and their loved ones the ability to leave a lasting legacy. We know we have one opportunity to honor a donor’s wishes, and we take that responsibility very seriously.
We serve individuals and families who are interested in leaving a learning legacy by making the ultimate gift: whole-body donation. Through their generous and noble act, donors enrich, inspire and equip medical professionals and anatomy educators across the Southeastern US now and long into the future.