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. Mike Dunnam

    Mike Dunnam

  2. Melissa Hanson

    Melissa Hanson

  3. Connelly Sanders, Jr.

    Connelly Sanders, Jr.

  4. Peggy Maloney

    Peggy Maloney

Voices of Donation

Andrea said they have two young kids who miss him and can see him in the stars. She hopes to inspire them when they get older to become donors like Rock.

– Andrea Joseph, donor wife
Walter Joseph, Jr.

“Her unselfishness is evidenced by her wish to become a tissue donor.”

– Jerome Kroll, donor husband
Bette Kroll

Megan said she is touched by the decision made by a stranger’s family to donate tissue. “I couldn’t thank their family enough for this, because they not only helped me get back to doing what I love most, playing soccer, they also helped out my whole entire life.”

– Megan Silcox
Megan Silcox

“My son and I talked about it, and we decided that it was his dad’s decision and a commitment we chose to make.”

– Jane Snowden, donor wife
Terry Snowden

I believe you should use materials that closely match what God has already given us when at all possible.

– Laurie Wills, recipient
Laurie Wills