Share this article Share RTI is one of a growing industry of companies that make profits by turning mortal remains into everything from dental implants to bladder slings to wrinkle cures. The industry has flourished even as its practices have roused concerns about how tissues are obtained and how well grieving families and transplant patients are informed about the realities and risks of the business. It is an industry that promotes treatments and products that literally allow the blind to see through cornea transplants and the lame to walk by recycling tendons and ligaments for use in knee repairs. It's also an industry fueled by powerful appetites for bottom-line profits and fresh human bodies. Industry officials argue that such alleged abuses are rare, and that the industry operates safely and responsibly. In public statements the company says it 'honors the gift of tissue donation by treating the tissue with respect, by finding new ways to use the tissue to help patients and by helping as many patients as possible from each donation.