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
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 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
"Thank you [RTI Donor Services] for being there to help persons like myself."– Terrie Cantwell
“If I bent my neck backward, it would send shooting pains down my arm. Sometimes my entire right arm would go numb. I was desperate to find someone who could fix it.”– Dr. Robert Cooper, recipient
I was pain-free in my shoulder when I woke up from surgery. I expected positive results, but was thrilled that I felt a marked improvement so quickly.– Carrie Hartill, recipient