What is live streamining?
Live streaming is video broadcasting of the autopsy in real-time while we do the case. A live-streamed autopsy can only be viewed here on Autopsy.Online. During live streaming, we interact with the viewers by taking on-line questions and answering them live during the case. Back to top of page.
Which cases do you live stream? Or do you live stream all of them?
We only live stream cases when you authorize live streaming. We do not make that choice. Your and your loved one’s privacy and confidentiality are our priority. The case will not be live streamed without your consent. We typically ask the family during the consent process if they wish to live stream. For some cases, we will not make the request (for example, cases under criminal investigation or children). Back to top of page
Can I opt out of live streaming?
Yes. Back to top of page
How do you protect confidentiality during the live stream?
We prepare the body before the live stream by covering the face, written identifiers (name tags and case numbers) and other visual identifiers (tatoos). During the case we do not disclose case identifiers (patient name, age, unique case details). The case facility and location are not disclosed. Back to top of page
Who chooses to live stream?
Families who want to participate in health education or believe their loved one valued health education have chosen to live stream the cases. Other families who have not been able to participate in organ donation have sought live streaming as an alternative to “make a difference” for the future. Every family is different and chooses for reasons unique to them. Back to top of page
Who watches the live stream?
Live stream is open to the general public. Back to top of page
Is there a cost to live streaming?
No. There is no additional cost to live stream? Back to top of page
Can I donate my body just to have it live streamed for an autopsy?
Yes, in some cases. Please contact us to see if it is possible to make this arrangement. You will need to complete a consent. And we will need to make sure the logistics are feasible for any individual case. There is no cost to you to donate for live streaming. We can also live stream when the family requests an autopsy for another reason and then consents to live stream. Back to top of page
How is live stream autopsy supported?
To make the gift an reality, we need to cover the cost for the family. Your support through Autopsy.Online subscriptions and through our Autopsy App goes makes live stream autopsy a reality. Find the app at at iOS or Google Play Store. Learn more about the app here. Back to top of page.
What’s the difference between live streaming and Live from the Morgue?
Live streaming is live video broadcast of an autopsy to the general public. It includes interactive Q & A. Live from the Morgue is a structured high school event using archived autopsy footage. It includes a workbook, social worker involvement and live Q & A with students during the event.
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