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. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

Voices of Donation

“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

I’ve never known a man who could balance strength and sensitivity like my Bryant. He was the most amazing man and you’d be hard pressed to find any who thought differently. Our lives are empty without him but hopefully through his donation he can fill the lives of others.

– Angelia Dean, donor wife
Bryant Dean

“To know part of him is out there going on is very comforting to all of us.”

– Kathy Davison
Gary Davison

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

I was pain-free in my shoulder when I woke up from surgery. I expected positive results, but was thrilled that I felt a marked improvement so quickly.

– Carrie Hartill, recipient
Carrie Hartill