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

“Rob was the greatest man I have ever known."

– Lori Rickerd
Robert Rickerd

“Her unselfishness is evidenced by her wish to become a tissue donor.”

– Jerome Kroll, donor husband
Bette Kroll

"I  feel happy and whole again. I am simply back to normal again and so very grateful!”

– Shelly Lyons, ACL tissue recipient
Shelly Lyons

“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

I’ve never known a man who could balance strength and sensitivity like my Bryant. He was the most amazing man and you’d be hard pressed to find any who thought differently. Our lives are empty without him but hopefully through his donation he can fill the lives of others.

– Angelia Dean, donor wife
Bryant Dean