When faced with the decision to donate Tony’s organs and tissue, Nora felt it was a great dilemma. “I imagined just how happy some person, child and family would be to receive a gift of life,” said Nora, “but on the other hand, my child is gone, and I want him back.”– Nora Ciammitti, 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.
“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
Nini will forever be our angel in the sky and a hero in our hearts.– Renee Varela, donor mother
“Eric was so generous. He believed that when we die and don’t need our organs and tissue, we should help someone else.”– Kari Barlament, 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