“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
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.
Following Melissa’s death, donation was not a difficult decision for her mother. “I knew that that’s what Melissa had wanted.”– Loni Wendt, donor mother
“After learning about donation she decided that if anything happened to her she would want to be a donor herself.”– Deborah, donor sister
“The more people who know about the benefits of donation, the better.”– Bob Johnson, donor father
“One person will make a difference. Stephen made a difference and you can, too.”– Kathy Rutherford, donor mother