“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
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 never knew that bone or tissue could improve the quality of someone’s life so much,” says Mattie. “I would encourage anyone to donate tissue.”– Mattie Owens, recipient
“But there is comfort in knowing that he lives on, not just in our hearts, but also in the lives of those benefiting from his donated tissue. Connelly always had an open heart and wanted to help everyone.”– Rosemarie Sanders, donor wife
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
“We never met either of Meagan’s donor families, but we always felt a connection with them. If it were not for them, we would not have had 17 incredibly amazing years with Meagan.”– Holly Nix, donor's mother