Events & Outreach

RTI Donor Services values our role in the donation industry as responsible stewards of the gift of tissue donation, as well as serving as a good community member, raising awareness of donation and honoring those who make the Gift of Life possible.

Industry Participation

RTI Surgical and RTI Donor Services are active in several organ and tissue donation industry organizations, and numerous employees serve in leadership roles.

  • American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
  • Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
  • Donate Life America
  • National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
  • National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)

Donation Education and Awareness

RTI and RTI Donor Services are dedicated to raising awareness of the need for life-saving and life-enhancing organ and tissue donation. Our corporate giving philosophy prioritizes donation awareness-related activities and programs, some of which include:

  • Donate Life America Rose Parade Float (founding sponsor)
  • State Coalitions on Donation
  • Five Points of Life
  • State and federal lobbying
  • ​Regional and statewide education and awareness initiatives

Donor Families and Recipients

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones

  2. Betty Long

    Betty Long

  3. Daniel Mataska

    Daniel Mataska

  4. Martin Colunga Jr.

    Martin Colunga Jr.

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

“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

“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

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

– Kathy Davison
Gary Davison

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