Delaware: ME/C
29 Del.C. ยง 4712
Upon request of an approved eye bank on behalf of a patient in need of corneal tissue for a transplant, a Medical Examiner is authorized to provide the cornea under the following conditions: (1) A decedent who may provide a suitable cornea for transplant is under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner; (2) An autopsy will be required; (3) No objection by the decedent or next of kin is known by the Medical Examiner prior to the removal of the cornea by a representative of an approved eye bank; and (4) Removal of the cornea for transplant will not interfere with the subsequent course of a postmortem examination or alter the postmortem facial appearance.