“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
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 was still very sad about the loss of my mother, but suddenly her death was not senseless, or meaningless. Someone benefited from it, and part of her actually lives on.– Kathy Birthisel, donor daughter
“I am forever grateful to the donor and their family who helped to restore my life and allow me to return to the things that I love to do.”– Harry Rambo
“One of the most surprising things about the donation was how many people our gift helped. It was a comfort to know that Patrick’s generosity continued even after death.”– Kay Peterson, donor wife
“Her unselfishness is evidenced by her wish to become a tissue donor.”– Jerome Kroll, donor husband