Serenity Program for hospice patients and the terminally ill
The Serenity Program allows patients, families, and healthcare providers to know with certainty if a donor meets current research criteria before or at the time of passing.
How Does the Serenity Program Work?
- The patient must be under hospice care or given a terminally ill diagnosis, or have passed within the last 72 hours. Donors deceased longer than 72 hours will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- The patient, family, or healthcare provider may initiate the process by contacting our office at 817-304-3763. A screening process will be performed by our staff to determine if the patient meets criteria for current research or training programs.
- Once a determination has been made, we will work with the legal next of kin, and/or healthcare provider to complete the donation paperwork. This drastically reduces the process for the next of kin and healthcare provider at the time of the patient’s passing.
- At the time of passing, our staff will need to be contacted at 817-304-3763 to notify us of the donors passing.
See if your loved-one qualifies
Email the Willed Body Program to see if your loved-one qualifies for our Serenity Program.
Terms and Conditions
- Upon passing, timely notification to our staff is required in order to maintain tissue integrity for medical research and education.
- Participation in the Serenity Program is valid for 12 months from the time of enrollment.
- UNT Health Science Center reserves the right to change the terms of or discontinue the Serenity Program at any time and without prior notice.
- The Serenity Program will be conducted under the terms established by UNT Health Science Center standard policies and procedures, and in accordance with all applicable state, federal and local laws.
This page was last modified on January 24, 2019