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. Dr. Robert Cooper

    Dr. Robert Cooper

  2. Meagan Rickman

    Meagan Rickman

  3. Stephen Rutherford

    Stephen Rutherford

  4. Bruce Olson

    Bruce Olson

Voices of Donation

“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

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

– Bob Johnson, donor father
Heather Johnson

“Why not donate?” she said. “It is the ultimate gift one can give to mankind. Through Ron’s donation, he lives on in others.”

– Kathy Earley, donor wife
Ron Earley

“Even though he is gone, his spirit will truly live on, and that in itself is so very special.”

– Glenda Bunk, donor wife
David Bunk