Ambassador Program

The RTI Donor Services Donor Family Ambassador program provides opportunities for tissue donor families to share their talents and experiences by volunteering.

An Ambassador is a volunteer who shares his or her story of donation and conveys a positive message about tissue donation to others.

These volunteers can speak at hospitals, health fairs, community events and more. Donor Family Ambassadors may be accompanied by members of the RTI Donor Services team at the specific event. Ambassadors also are encouraged to attend donor family events hosted by RTI.

Specific activities that our Ambassadors may be involved in can include sharing their stories with the community, with healthcare professionals or with other donor families and listening to other donor family members and answering questions.

Voices of Donation

“We really have felt so good about her donation and we know Christina does too.”

– Sue Pasewald, donor mother
Christina Pasewald

“I knew I needed corrective surgery because I wanted to be able to return to wakeboarding and not have to worry about my knee.”

– Brandon Sack, recipient
Brandon Sack

“The more people who know about the benefits of donation, the better.”

– Bob Johnson, donor father
Heather Johnson

“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

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