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

“Donation is helping Evan to live on,” Jessica said. “It keeps his memory alive and we know that somewhere out there someone has a part of him and is living a better life because of him.” 

– Jessica Hauk, donor mother
Evan Hauk

“Why not donate?” she said. “It is the ultimate gift one can give to mankind. Through Ron’s donation, he lives on in others.”

– Kathy Earley, donor wife
Ron Earley

“Even though he is gone, his spirit will truly live on, and that in itself is so very special.”

– Glenda Bunk, donor wife
David Bunk

“It makes you feel good because you’re able to help others. You never know when you might need it yourself.”

– MaryAnn Durell, donor daughter
Quentin Durell

Although Kelli and her family were hurting the day they lost David, it helped knowing there was another family happy for their loved one to be receiving a donation. They made “a blessing out of a tragedy,” Kelli said.

– Kelli Resendez, donor wife
David Resendez