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

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

– Bob Johnson, donor father
Heather Johnson

“He touched a lot of people just by having a pure and beautiful heart.”

– Jennifer Roden, donor mother
Daniel Mataska

Andrea said they have two young kids who miss him and can see him in the stars. She hopes to inspire them when they get older to become donors like Rock.

– Andrea Joseph, donor wife
Walter Joseph, Jr.

“Donation is important to our family because we are given the chance to save and/or change the life of someone else.”

– Carla Jones
Mack Caldwell

“I never appreciated tissue donation before going through this experience.”

– Christie Blakely, recipient
Christie Blakely