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. Pamela Snyder

    Pamela Snyder

  2. Stephen Rutherford

    Stephen Rutherford

  3. Eric Barlament

    Eric Barlament

  4. Christina Pasewald

    Christina Pasewald

Voices of Donation

“Rob was the greatest man I have ever known."

– Lori Rickerd
Robert Rickerd

“I knew I needed corrective surgery because I wanted to be able to return to wakeboarding and not have to worry about my knee.”

– Brandon Sack, recipient
Brandon Sack

"He always wanted to bring his brothers together and called himself the father of his brothers."

– Jouita Orzabal
Jose Guadalupe Tijerina Vargas

“He was a very caring person, and it would have been important to him to help whomever he could even after death.”

– Derek Waterman
Derek Waterman

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