Organ and tissue donation is a gift of life at so many levels. I can’t say thank you enough to the individual, someone I’ll never know, who gave me the chance to return to a normal life.– Wayne Godsmark, recipient
Through compassionate support, outreach and education to families and communities, our mission is to provide donated human tissue for the benefit of others.
RTI Donor Services is a not-for-profit, American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)- accredited tissue recovery network dedicated to serving donor families and the donation community in perpetuating the circle of life. We help to enhance the lives of others by working with organ and tissue agencies to provide responsible stewardship of the gift of donation. In the communities that we serve, RTI Donor Services offers families the option of tissue donation, provides family aftercare services and offers community information and awareness.
“In regard to my mother, it was an easy decision for our family to make. Actually, it was a decision that had already been made by her long before she passed away.”– Tim Heffernan, son
“We saw donation as a way for him to live on, and we wanted to give someone else a second chance. It hurts that he went to Heaven but it feels good to know that he can help more than 50 people through his gift.”– Theresa Lozada, donor wife
“Deanna’s gift of tissue donation has brought me comfort and healing,” Catherine said. “I never expected that by saying ‘yes’ to tissue donation it would take this atrocious tragedy and give a ray of hope for others.”– Catherine Casey, donor mother
“I am very happy my husband decided to donate, because it feels good to know that some of him is still here.”– Katrina Lewis, donor wife