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. Phillip Mattes

    Phillip Mattes

  2. Clifford Nelson

    Clifford Nelson

  3. Glanville family

    Glanville family

  4. Betty Long

    Betty Long

Voices of Donation

“He gave life. That is his legacy. He is a true American hero.”

– Robert Toledo
Robert Toledo

“Deanna’s gift of tissue donation has brought me comfort and healing,” Catherine said. “I never expected that by saying ‘yes’ to tissue donation it would take this atrocious tragedy and give a ray of hope for others.” 

– Catherine Casey, donor mother
Deanna Casey

“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

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

– Renee Varela, donor mother
Anthony “Nini” Varela

“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