Obtaining an autopsy

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by denis321, May 20, 2009.

  1. denis321

    denis321 New Member

    There were some recent posts regarding how to get an autopsy or how to donate tissue samples for CFS/ME research.

    I believe anyone can ask for an autopsy to be performed on them at no cost regardless of circumstances of death although there are certainly circumstances (e.g. murder) where it is required. I think there are actually state/ federal rules around this. But you may have less control over tissue samples, how the autopsy is conducted, or how it is reported to you.

    The NY Times recently had an article about this, including how to obtain private autopsies.


    Q and A with pathologists:

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