Recovery Agencies

RTI Donor Services is a not-for-profit, American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited organization, working with organ and tissue agencies to provide responsible stewardship of the gift of donation.

By working with RTI Donor Services, your organization benefits from the science, safety and innovation of RTI Surgical, Inc. (RTI).

Our focus is on delivering a high level of service to our customers and developing safe, innovative regenerative health solutions that improve patient quality of life and maximize the gift of tissue donation. Here are some of the support services offered to our agencies:

  • Full range of services for musculoskeletal and membrane tissue, including tissue recovery services, processing and distribution
  • CEU programs for agency and hospital staff
  • In-depth technical training and education
  • Recovery support, including recovery materials and support for donor eligibility determination
  • On-call assistance, with 24/7 response to inquiries
  • Assistance establishing and maintaining relationships with medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors and hospital personnel to increase donation options available to families
  • Donor family services, including award-winning aftercare programs and recipient follow-up information
  • Audit/regulatory support
  • Media and public relations guidance
  • Internet tissue tracking through our Agency Services website, an online resource that allows our recovery agencies to obtain information regarding the status of donor tissue and tissue implant information

Our mission is to ensure that every donation opportunity will be realized if the need exists, and we are committed to ensuring that the needs of patients are balanced with the donation wishes of individuals and their families.

Voices of Donation

Although Kelli and her family were hurting the day they lost David, it helped knowing there was another family happy for their loved one to be receiving a donation. They made “a blessing out of a tragedy,” Kelli said.

– Kelli Resendez, donor wife
David Resendez

“Years ago this would have been a career ending accident, but thanks to the allograft implant I received through the gift of donation, I was back on the field in six months.”

– Anne Rose, recipient
Anne Rose

“It makes you feel good because you’re able to help others. You never know when you might need it yourself.”

– MaryAnn Durell, donor daughter
Quentin Durell

I knew before I arrived at the hospital that if it were an option, Mike would have wanted to help others one last time. That's why I made the decision to donate.

– Dorothy Beckman, mother of donor
Mike Erickson

“It’s good to make it possible for others to get well or live.”

– Diane Mattes
Phillip Mattes