For Donor Families & Recipients

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection, one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”
–Albert Einstein

Through the generosity of donors and their families, tissue provides both life-saving and life-enhancing transplants, as well as the means for research and education. These gifts result in increased strength, restoration of mobility and improved quality of living for more than 1.5 million patients in the United States each year.

With caring and sensitivity, the RTI Donor Services team provides donor families with tissue donation options and serves as a resource in their time of need.

We also offer our families events, programs and information to help through the healing process and expand their knowledge of how tissue donation can improve lives. These include the Reflections of Life Resource Program, Donor Family Memorial Quilt Program, informational brochures and newsletters.

Donor Families and Recipients

  1. Harry Rambo

    Harry Rambo

  2. David Bunk

    David Bunk

  3. Christopher White

    Christopher White

  4. Christina Pasewald

    Christina Pasewald

Voices of Donation

“The more people who know about the benefits of donation, the better.”

– Bob Johnson, donor father
Heather Johnson

“I answered yes. He would have wanted them to use anything they could take. To say he would have given the shirt off his back would be a complete understatement. He would have gone to his closet and given you the whole works.”

– Erika Arnoldussen, donor daughter
Kenneth Klapperich

“Why put his remains in the ground when there are people here who are suffering. At least something good can come out of this.”

– Kathy Jones, donor wife
Bob Jones

“She was a special, caring person. She was also a talented artist with a giving spirit.”

– Melissa Perry, Mother
Rebecca Perry

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