Pediatric Death: SUIDS, Trauma, and Accidents
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Pediatric and sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDS) are exceptionally challenging cases for medicolegal death investigators. As a result, unique considerations are granted when these cases are suitable for organ and tissue donation. During this presentation, we will review the unique challenges surrounding the release for donation on pediatric cases under the jurisdiction of a death investigator, situations that may limit the ability to permit donation, and how these issues may be addressed.
Anna G. McDonald, MD
Anna McDonald, M.D. - Medical Director Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC Winston-Salem, North Carolina Dr. McDonald completed her medical degree at Duke University Medical School prior to her training at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency), Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital (Pediatric Pathology fellowship), and the Boston Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Forensic Pathology fellowship). She served as a staff Pediatric Pathologist at Boston Children's Hospital and a Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2014, she joined the Wake Forest Department of Pathology as an Assistant Professor of Pathology with specialty interests in forensic/autopsy pathology and perinatal/placental pathology. She was appointed as Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina since 2014. She joined Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC as Medical Director in 2016, allowing her to integrate her expertise in placental/perinatal pathology and tissue and organ donor service experience. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Forensic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.