“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
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.
“It is such a wonderful gift by a donor family, especially because they have just suffered the loss of a loved one, and to make the decision to help others by donating their loved one’s body to better the health of others is one of the most selfless acts. To think of others, especially at one of the most emotionally difficult events in their lives, is an incredibly generous act.”– Justin Fisher
“It makes you feel good because you’re able to help others. You never know when you might need it yourself.”– MaryAnn Durell, donor daughter
“My son and I talked about it, and we decided that it was his dad’s decision and a commitment we chose to make.”– Jane Snowden, donor wife
“I tell people, especially other transplant patients, that I’m 95 percent pain-free, 95 percent of the time… There’s really nothing I can’t do.”– Dawn Giese, recipient