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. Michiel Crabtree

    Michiel Crabtree

  2. Gannon Grimmett

    Gannon Grimmett

  3. James Cantwell

    James Cantwell

  4. Alfred Molina

    Alfred Molina

Voices of Donation

“I am very happy my husband decided to donate, because it feels good to know that some of him is still here.”

– Katrina Lewis, donor wife
Kenneth Lewis

“But there is comfort in knowing that he lives on, not just in our hearts, but also in the lives of those benefiting from his donated tissue. Connelly always had an open heart and wanted to help everyone.”

– Rosemarie Sanders, donor wife
Connelly Sanders, Jr.

“I healed so much faster than the autograft patients in therapy. I got my flexibility back faster and made progress much more quickly than people who used their own tissue in surgery.”

– Pamela Snyder, recipient
Pamela Snyder

 “I had the pleasure of calling this man my father. Thirty years, nine months, 30 days, four hours and 45 minutes here on earth, we got to make memories.”

– Josh Olson
Bruce Olson

“My husband’s donation helped others, and my kids love it when they see mail come from RTI Donor Services."

– Maria Amador
Martin Colunga Jr.