Collaborating to Save Sight

Learn more about how Saving Sight works closely with Medical Examiners and Coroners to meet forensic requirements and fulfill the opportunity for eye donation.

Resources for Medical Examiners & Coroners

Saving Sight is committed to working with Medical Examiners and Coroners throughout its service area in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. We believe that donation should not conflict with the important work you do in serving the community. We work with you to quickly facilitate the eye donation process and help meet your needs, as well. Saving Sight is able to collect vitreous samples and provide photographs, upon request. 

If you’re interested in learning more about collaborating with Saving Sight to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families, please contact our Hospital Development team. We’re happy to provide education, additional information and work with you to find a process that meets everyone’s needs.

Protocol for Working with Saving Sight

We value working with Medical Examiners and Coroners to change lives by saving sight. Read more about working with our team.

Downloadable Resources

For downloadable resources to help in making referrals with Saving Sight, click here.

FAQs for Coroners and Medical Examiners

Whether you’re new to working with Saving Sight, or have questions about eye donation, find valuable information on our FAQ page.

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Jim Allmon, Sangamon County Chief Deputy Coroner, shares why he supports donation.

“While it is hard to say, we realize that donation has been a blessing for us and for our daughter. It is the good that came out of her tragic accident. Donation meant that Maddie’s story didn’t end at the side of the road, after her junior prom. Her story is that while she died very young, she helped people in their time of need. We are proud of her … of the selfless act she could be part of – because we know that this is the decision that our daughter would have made had she been given the chance.”  – Jim Allmon

Meet Our Hospital Development Team

Saving Sight’s hospital development staff work in each of our regions to communicate with local hospitals, medical centers, coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors, and hospices about donation. Set up a professional development session or request badge cards to help your staff facilitate donation by contacting your Saving Sight hospital development contact.

Western Missouri

Darcey Ross
816-255-1373
Kansas City, MO

Central/Southern Missouri

Haley Lyne
417-569-1270
Springfield, MO

St. Louis/Central Illinois

Tori Weiss
314-584-1712
St. Louis, MO