“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
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.”
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.