“Ryan touched many lives in his short five days, and knowing he could help another baby and another family not have to go through what we did made me want to donate.”– Ashlee Jolley, donor mother
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.
“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
“I never appreciated tissue donation before going through this experience.”– Christie Blakely, recipient
“I healed so much faster than the autograft patients in therapy. I got my flexibility back faster and made progress much more quickly than people who used their own tissue in surgery.”– Pamela Snyder, recipient
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