Serenity Program

Serenity Program for hospice patients and the terminally ill

The Serenity Program allows patients, families and health care 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 health care 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 health care provider to complete the donation paperwork. This drastically reduces the process for the next of kin and health care 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.
  • The 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 the Health Science Center standard policies and procedures, and in accordance with all applicable state, federal and local laws.

This page was last modified on August 10, 2022