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

I believe you should use materials that closely match what God has already given us when at all possible.

– Laurie Wills, recipient
Laurie Wills

“Deanna’s gift of tissue donation has brought me comfort and healing,” Catherine said. “I never expected that by saying ‘yes’ to tissue donation it would take this atrocious tragedy and give a ray of hope for others.” 

– Catherine Casey, donor mother
Deanna Casey

“My husband’s donation helped others, and my kids love it when they see mail come from RTI Donor Services."

– Maria Amador
Martin Colunga Jr.

“Her last unselfish act in life was to give the gift of life to others and for her grieving family, it was a great consolation to think that in a sense, Amy would still be with us.”

– John Henderson, Amy's father
Amy Firth

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

– Christie Blakely, recipient
Christie Blakely