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. Kenneth Lewis

    Kenneth Lewis

  3. Pamela Snyder

    Pamela Snyder

  4. Carrie Hartill

    Carrie Hartill

Voices of Donation

“It is such a wonderful gift by a donor family, especially because they have just suffered the loss of a loved one, and to make the decision to help others by donating their loved one’s body to better the health of others is one of the most selfless acts. To think of others, especially at one of the most emotionally difficult events in their lives, is an incredibly generous act.”   

– Justin Fisher
Justin Fisher

“We are doing what we know Jessica would have done. We have comfort knowing that she lives on in the lives of the many who were helped by her donation.”

– Julie Mathews Adams
Jessica Mathews

Nini will forever be our angel in the sky and a hero in our hearts.

– Renee Varela, donor mother
Anthony “Nini” Varela

“I had no reservations whatsoever to donate after his death because I knew that he could save someone’s life. I have myself decided to become a donor to honor my wonderful husband.”
 

– Terri Crabtree, donor wife
Michiel Crabtree

“By donating, maybe he could save someone’s life and their family would not be going through what our family is going through.” 

– Kim Paine, donor mother
Corey Martinez