3401 MacDonnell Drive
Norman, OK 73069
3620 E. Wier Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
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 United Tissue Network
Tissue Network 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 UTN. The family should not call!
United Tissue Network 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. United Tissue Network will call us with their
decision for acceptance.
- 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 UTN ASAP!
- Keep the decedent in refrigeration until the
scheduled transport. We
DO NOT embalm!
vitals from Next of Kin. Let them know that United Tissue Network will
provide two (2) death certificates to the family. If they should need
more, they will have to purchase them at $25 for the first copy and $15
for each additional certified copy. Enter 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.
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 United Tissue Network in Norman, OK or Phoenix, AZ. UTN
will notify you which office the decedent will be transported to.
to transport, United Tissue Network needs to be contacted to verify if we
are driving the decedent to Dallas or to the Oklahoma office. They will
give you instructions for delivery.
Tissue Network does not accept bodies over the weekend. The transport has
to be done during the week.
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 United Tissue Network. Once they come in, email or
fax a copy of the DC to UTN and the rest to the Next of Kin.
United Tissue Network by emailing the invoice.
The referral fee for United Tissue Network is $550. This
includes the removal, holding of the decedent until transport arrangements have
been made, transportation to the organization, permits and filing the death
certificate, and 2 certified copies of the DC for the family. If we are
transporting to UTN in Oklahoma, we charge $700, $200 extra for a 2nd
body. If we are transporting decedent to Dallas, we charge $400, $100 extra for
2nd body. Email or fax the invoice to United Tissue Network at 877-973-9585