Recent News

Please note that the information in each of the following press releases is only current as of the date of the release. RTI Donor Services undertakes no obligation to update the information in the press releases to reflect new information, the occurrence of future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

  1. RTI Donor Services & Versiti Celebrate the Gift of Tissue Donation at 2019 Rose Parade

    RTI Donor Services sponsors tissue recipient as walker on float

    MILWAUKEE – December 19, 2018 – RTI Donor Services (RTIDS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing responsible stewardship of the gift of tissue donation, and Versiti, a national leader in blood health innovation and transplantation services, are pleased to…

  2. BloodCenter of Wisconsin and RTI Donor Services Expand Strategic Relationship

    MILWAUKEE – August 1, 2018 BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW), part of the nonprofit organization Versiti, and RTI Donor Services, Inc. (RTIDS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing responsible stewardship of the gift of tissue donation, announced an expanded relationship to improve the tissue donation process and enhance patients’ lives.…

  3. Lions Eye Institute and RTI Donor Services Expand Strategic Relationship

    TAMPA, Fla. – August 1, 2018 The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the recovery, evaluation and distribution of eye tissue, and RTI Donor Services, Inc. (RTIDS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing responsible stewardship of the gift of tissue donation, announced…

  4. RTI Donor Services and the UMTB Donor Services Foundation Expand Partnership

    RTI Donor Services and the UMTB Donor Services Foundation Expand Partnership to Increase Capacity for Donated Tissue in Service to Patients, Donor Families and Leading Hospital Partners

    ALACHUA, Fla. – July 18, 2018 – RTI Donor Services, Inc. (RTIDS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing responsible stewardship of the gift…

  5. Tissue Recipient Presents Donor Family with Framed Memorial Portrait of Son During Special Event

    Growing up, Mike Erickson played football and enjoyed the outdoors. He was very quick-witted, with an exceptional sense of humor. His mother Dorothy describes him as a computer geek and said he had talked about going to school in the computer field. Before graduation, Mike enlisted in the Marine Corp.

Voices of Donation

“Because he was a donor, I have a sense that he’s still alive in some part and doing something useful. I know that he would have been happy with our decision.”

– Mick Popp, donor son
Ralph Popp

“My two boys, the bright lights of my life, are the only children I was blessed with. I feel as if they are together again, but still always with me.”

– Valerie Fourtunia, donor mother
Mike Dunnam

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
Nick Oelrich

“We never met either of Meagan’s donor families, but we always felt a connection with them. If it were not for them, we would not have had 17 incredibly amazing years with Meagan.” 

– Holly Nix, donor's mother
Meagan Rickman

"Winston affected the lives of over 50 people through the use of his organs and tissue,” Debbie said. “We think that’s a great way to remember a great guy!”

– Debbie Morris, donor wife
Winston Morris, Jr.