Volunteer to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

Unfortunately, too many patients being cared for at University of Utah Hospital have no family or friends to comfort them during their transition between life and death.

Each month, about three or four patients die alone at University of Utah Hospital. These patients have no one else to bring warmth and companionship to their final days of life.

Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff try to fill this void, but often don't have enough time or resources to provide this service. This is where the NODA program comes in.

NODA connects volunteers who would like to be a companion to patients transitioning between life and death. NODA volunteers offering caring and comfort to patients who would otherwise die alone.

Do Other Hospitals Have NODA Programs?

Many other hospitals have NODA programs that help provide end-of-life care. NODA programs across the US have countless stories of how volunteers are working to humanize death.

University of Utah Health is proud to provide the only NODA program in the state of Utah that offers companionship to our patients. The NODA program provides one of the most valuable human gifts: a dignified death.

How Can I Apply?

If you are interested in volunteering with or have questions about No One Dies Alone, please contact us at NODA@hsc.utah.edu

Funded Through Imagine Perfect Care

The No One Dies Alone program is funded by Imagine Perfect Care and the Keener Foundation. We would like to thank them for their continued support of the program.

Learn more about Imagine Perfect Care's seed grant for No One Dies Alone.