RTI Donor Services opens Alachua division, creating 33 jobs

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By Anthony Clark | The Gainesville Sun

RTI Donor Services has opened a Florida division based in Alachua to secure donated tissue for transplant surgeries, creating 33 jobs.

Most of the jobs are at a facility with lab space the company is leasing in Progress Corporate Park but also are at satellite offices in Melbourne, Jacksonville and Tallahassee.

RTI Donor Services is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1998 by Alachua-based RTI Biologics, a publicly traded company that prepares donated tissue for surgery. The donor services operation has had administrative staff in Alachua as well as a Midwest office in Wisconsin and three offices in Texas that provide donated tissue to RTI Biologics and other tissue processing companies.

The Florida division was created to expand the organization’s reach, President Roger Rose said. It started operations on April 30.

RTI Donor Services works with hospitals, medical examiners and families of the deceased to secure donated tissue, provides family grief support and education about tissue donation.

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