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. Ida Williams

    Ida Williams

  2. Amy Firth

    Amy Firth

  3. Eric Barlament

    Eric Barlament

  4. Walter Joseph, Jr.

    Walter Joseph, Jr.

Voices of Donation

“My two boys, the bright lights of my life, are the only children I was blessed with. I feel as if they are together again, but still always with me.”

– Valerie Fourtunia, donor mother
Mike Dunnam

“In some way, it may have made easier to say goodbye knowing that she was helping others."

– Larry Southard, Husband
Kathleen Southard

“Her unselfishness is evidenced by her wish to become a tissue donor.”

– Jerome Kroll, donor husband
Bette Kroll

“He’s really doing a great thing even though he isn’t here anymore. He would have wanted this and would be proud to donate.”

– Deborah Jones, donor grandmother and guardian
Jimmariyah Sherrill

“We are doing what we know Jessica would have done. We have comfort knowing that she lives on in the lives of the many who were helped by her donation.”

– Julie Mathews Adams
Jessica Mathews