18111 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97230
Toll Free: 866-560-2525
state of the body:
- Confirm Cause of Death
- Confirm approximate Height
- Obtain important Vital
Statistic information (Full Name of Decedent, Date of Birth, Date &
Time of Death, Place of Death, Location of Body, SSN, Marital Status,
Race, Residence Address, NOK Relationship & Contact Information
including address, and Signing Doctor for DC & Phone #)
- Determine if the decedent
meets criteria for acceptance
Criteria for MedCure:
- At least 18 years or older
- Preferably a BMI of 18-30
- Weight/Height Limit
Less than 5’6” male (170 lb.)/ 5’6”-5’9” (190 lb.)/
6’-6’4” (200 lb.)
Less than 5’6” female (150 lb.)/ 5’6”-5’9” (170 lb.)/
5’10”-6’ (190 lb.)
- No Autopsy
- No head injury that has
changed the shape of the skull
- No severe burns or
- No Major or Communicable Diseases
(HIV, AIDS, Active STDs, Hepatitis B, Hantavirus, Active Viral Influenza,
Measles, Ebola, MRSA, Rabies, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, etc.)
- No Sepsis
- No Viral Encephalitis
- No Jaundice due to
- No Edema (depends on
- No Aspirated Bodies (No
- No Gangrene
- No Double Amputee of the
same type limb
- No VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)
- No C Difficile
- No HTLV (Human T-Lymphotrophic Virus)
- No Diphtheria
- No Cholera
- No Syphilis
- No Known Relatives
Procedures for MedCure
- MedCure will call us with a first call and we can also
make an after-death referral to them. If they call us, they have already
screened the body and accepted. If we are making a referral, we will need
to screen the body and then make the referral to MedCure.
The family should not call! MedCure will contact
the family and conduct a medical history and social history interview with
the Next of Kin and will make the decision for acceptance. MedCure will fax us a copy of the recorded acceptant
and consent to the donation along with any vitals they may have. They
don’t always get this so we need to follow up with the family and obtain
the vitals for the death certificate.
- Once the first call is taken and entered in SRS,
create a pick up notice and send over, along with the first call sheet to
Dispatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the driver arrives to where the decedent is located and finds that the
decedent is decomposing and/or possibly unsuitable for donation for any
reason, please call Dispatch and MedCure ASAP!
- Keep the decedent in refrigeration until the
scheduled flight. We DO
NOT embalm for the flight!
over a Prep for Service to email@example.com
informing them of the flight TBD. Tell them not to embalm and to double
bag the decedent per the airlines’ guidelines. Ask them to place the
decedent in a combo unit for flight and inform them that you will send
over the flight information once you have received the Burial Transit
Permit and have the flight booked. Prep is to pack the decedent with gel
packs for the flight. Include an extra copy of the Burial Transit Permit
in the combo unit.
vitals in TER and print a Facts of Death Verification Form by clicking on
the Informant Verification icon at the top of the TER webpage. Email a
copy to the Next of Kin to proof along with the death certificate request
form. MedCure pays for two (2) death
certificates to be provided to the family. If the family needs more than
(2), they can purchase the death certificates for $25 for the first copy
and $15 for each additional certified copy.
the Burial Transit Permit from the appropriate county clerk in which the
death occurred by faxing over a Fax Cover Sheet requesting a Burial
Transit Permit for Removal from State and a Facts of Death Verification
Form. If the county is Harris County or City of Houston, you must send a
driver in person to obtain the permit. They do not accept faxed requests.
The appropriate registrar needs to
be designated in order for them to generate it and the type of
disposition must be checked as “Removal
from State”. Place of Disposition for this
transit permit is MedCure in Portland, OR.
- Book a
non-stop flight- first out if possible- into Portland, Oregon. We book
directly with Southwest Airlines- (888) 922-9525. Use
our shipper ID #54678. DO NOT USE EAGLES WINGS! Once the flight is
booked, go to www.southwestcargo.com
and enter the tracking # in the Tracking # box on the left-hand side of
the page. This will generate a confirmation of the flight booked with all
of the flight information. This is the Southwest Airlines Tracking Sheet.
Print this document out. In SRS, under Printed Materials, click on the
Shipping Tab. Type in shipper information (Carnes FH) and Receiver
information (MedCure). Type the confirmation #
that Southwest gives you as both Confirmation # and Airbill
#. Fill out the flight # and itinerary in the following blanks. Print out
the Shipping Info document by clicking the printer icon at the bottom of
the screen. This cover page accompanies the Burial Transit Permit and the
Southwest Airlines Tracking Sheet. Scan these documents into SRS and call
it “Flight Info”. Email this to Dispatch, Prep, and all Funeral Directors.
Fax this packet to MedCure at 503-257-9101 and
call MedCure to confirm they got the flight
information and itinerary at 866-560-2525! We must confirm that all parties involved are aware of the
the doctor to sign in TER. Call the doctor to inform them they have been
designated to sign.
signed, order the number of death certificates the family wishes including
1 certified copy for MedCure. Once they come in,
mail the 1 certified copy of the DC to MedCure
and the rest to the Next of Kin.
MedCure by emailing the invoice.
The referral fee for MedCure is $750.
This includes the removal, holding of the decedent until flight arrangements
have been made, transportation to the airport, and filing the death
certificate. MedCure pays for two (2) death
certificates to be provided to the family. We charge MedCure
$25 for the two death certificates. We are to fax a copy to MedCure.
Fax the invoice to MedCure at 503-257-9101.