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. Meagan Rickman

    Meagan Rickman

  2. Alfred Molina

    Alfred Molina

  3. Melissa Hanson

    Melissa Hanson

  4. Shelly Lyons

    Shelly Lyons

Voices of Donation

“My husband’s donation helped others, and my kids love it when they see mail come from RTI Donor Services."

– Maria Amador
Martin Colunga Jr.

“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
Patrick Peterson

“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

“Deanna’s gift of tissue donation has brought me comfort and healing,” Catherine said. “I never expected that by saying ‘yes’ to tissue donation it would take this atrocious tragedy and give a ray of hope for others.” 

– Catherine Casey, donor mother
Deanna Casey

“I’m really, really thankful that someone donated so that I could receive an allograft.”

– Diane Hickey, recipient
Diane Hickey