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Stanford's Office of Decedent Affairs is available to help families and staff at any time a patient dies.
Help for families with the steps they need to take to make burial or cremation arrangements, whether the families are local or from out-of-town. Assistance for families who for religious or cultural reasons need to make arrangements for an immediate burial or cremation.
Provides coordination between Stanford Health Care, Donor Network West, and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office.
Support staff and physicians with what needs to be done at the time of a death.
Questions regarding the autopsy service at Stanford, including assistance completing autopsy consents.
Help with families who have special needs or requests.
Serves as liaison with funeral homes as they make arrangements with families.
Ongoing support for families when there are questions about autopsies, obtaining copies of medical records or death certificates.