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. Jose Guadalupe Tijerina Vargas

    Jose Guadalupe Tijerina Vargas

  2. Patrick Peterson

    Patrick Peterson

  3. Dawn Giese

    Dawn Giese

  4. Bryant Dean

    Bryant Dean

Voices of Donation

"Winston affected the lives of over 50 people through the use of his organs and tissue,” Debbie said. “We think that’s a great way to remember a great guy!”

– Debbie Morris, donor wife
Winston Morris, Jr.

Although I will never know the donor families who made my transplant possible, I will forever be thankful for their decision to donate.

– Marty Mosley, recipient
Marty Mosley

“Pete’s life was like a bright and varied patchwork quilt, a design not entirely known to us, sewn together with the thread of love.”

– Nancy Pintens, donor mom
Peter Jordan Pintens

If we can convince even a handful of people to become donors, we could save the lives of dozens of people who have no other option available to them.

– Senator Steve Oelrich, donor father
Nick Oelrich

“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