Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson

Tissue Recovery Supervisor

Donor Network of Arizona


Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at Grand Canyon University, he is Certified American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as a Tissue Bank Specialist. He has worked in the field of Tissue Donation for 13 years and 10 years managing with a staff of 40 recovery technicians specializing in corneas, musculoskeletal, skin, and cardiovascular tissue for transplant. Ryan manages the relationships with Medical Examiner offices throughout the state partnering directly with the Chief Medical Examiners. He also maintains law enforcement relations and educates agencies and serves as an expert when donation crosses over with police investigation.




Shining Brighter Together

In this session, Ryan and Valorie will cover:

  • About Donor Network of Arizona
  • Donor Family Experience
  • The Donation Process – Start to Finish
  • Impact on Donor Families
  • Who Does Tissue Donation Help?
  • Collaboration between DNA and Funeral Service Professionals


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