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. 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.

  2. Mother, Grandmother to be Honored for Tissue Donation on Rose Bowl Parade Float

    Lisa “Michelle” Middleton of Gainesville, Fla., originally from Charleston, SC, passed away very suddenly at the young age of 44.  Lisa had just said good bye to her co-workers at RTI Surgical (RTI), an Alachua, Fla.-based organization that prepares donated tissues for transplantation – and was driving down the road…

  3. Tissue Recipient and His Donor to be Honored on Rose Bowl Parade Float

    Growing up, Mike Erickson played football and enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing, hunting, trail biking, canoeing, swimming, ice fishing – he loved them all. He was very quick-witted, with an exceptional sense of humor. His mother Dorothy Beckman describes him as a computer geek and said he had talked to going…

  4. Gainesville Mother, Grandmother to be Honored for Tissue Donation on Rose Bowl Parade Float

    Tissue donor Lisa Middleton’s daughter Tara Bryant, along with additional family and coworkers from Alachua-based RTI Surgical

    WHAT:           Lisa’s daughter will be putting the finishing touches on a special framed floral portrait of Lisa that will grace the 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade float in honor of her gift of…

  5. Colby Young Man to be Honored for Tissue Donation in Rose Bowl Parade Float

    Tissue donor Mike Erickson’s Colby, Wis. parents – Dorothy and Denny Beckman – along with additional family and friends and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as Colin Lepley, the 20-year-old young man who received a tissue graft from Mike’s donation.

    WHAT:           Mike’s parents will be putting the finishing…

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.

“After learning about donation she decided that if anything happened to her she would want to be a donor herself.”

– Deborah, donor sister
Nancy Quick

“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

“Donation can be such a special gift to people who are in desperate need of help. Let us be as generous in death as we are in life.”

– Marge Glanville, donor wife of Bob and donor mother of Robert
Glanville family

“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