About RTI Donor Services

Tissue donation is a gift of life – a gift that allows recipients to move without pain, to play with their children and grandchildren, and to participate in activities they thought were lost forever.

About RTI Donor Services

As an organization that recovers precious tissue donations, you have the opportunity to offer more families the chance to give this special gift and make a difference in the lives of many.

RTI Donor Services is a not-for-profit, American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited organization, working with organ and tissue agencies to provide responsible stewardship of the gift of donation. By working with RTI Donor Services, you will receive the benefit of the science, safety and innovation of RTI Surgical Inc. While RTI Surgical and RTI Donor Services are separate but affiliated organizations, our missions are symbiotic – both are aimed at improving the lives of others with a focus on maximizing the gift of tissue donation, providing safe tissue implants for recipients, and providing education and support programs to donor families and the donation community.

Donor Families and Recipients

  1. Shelly Lyons

    Shelly Lyons

  2. Bruce Olson

    Bruce Olson

  3. Bette Kroll

    Bette Kroll

  4. Deanna Casey

    Deanna Casey

Voices of Donation

“Eighteen months after my accident and a year after I’d begun to fear I’d never be able to return to my old activities, me and my knee are doing great.”

– Rita Zeidner, recipient
Rita Zeidner

“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
Eric Barlament

“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
Kenneth Klapperich

"With this tragedy, the donation helped other people live or live a better life."

– Bill Conner, Abbey's dad
Abbey Conner

“Ryan touched many lives in his short five days, and knowing he could help another baby and another family not have to go through what we did made me want to donate.” 

– Ashlee Jolley, donor mother
Ryan Jolley