Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Can a medical examiner case still be an organ or tissue donor?

    Yes. Once family members have expressed interest, the Iowa Donor Network and Iowa Lions Eye Bank coordinators work closely with the Medical Examiner, and will review the appropriateness of the organ recovery with the Medical Examiner before allowing family members to formally consent to the donation. Procedures to obtain organs and tissues are done within hospital operating rooms, and not at the Medical Examiner’s office.

  • Contact Us

    To report a death call (515) 286-3333
    1801 Hickman Rd
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    (515) 286-2102 (Days)
    (515) 286-3333 (Other times)
    Fax: (515) 286-2208