“I answered yes. He would have wanted them to use anything they could take. To say he would have given the shirt off his back would be a complete understatement. He would have gone to his closet and given you the whole works.”– Erika Arnoldussen, donor daughter
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.
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
If we can convince even a handful of people to become donors, we could save the lives of dozens of people who have no other option available to them.– Senator Steve Oelrich, donor father
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
“He had very big brown eyes, eyes that you didn’t want to take your own eyes off of.”– Marisa Kluth, donor mother