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 was pain-free in my shoulder when I woke up from surgery. I expected positive results, but was thrilled that I felt a marked improvement so quickly.

– Carrie Hartill, recipient
Carrie Hartill

“Maria was a saint. She loved her children and husband dearly and only wanted the best for all of them.”

– Frank Fowlkes
Maria Fowlkes

“I am forever grateful to the donor and their family who helped to restore my life and allow me to return to the things that I love to do.” 

– Harry Rambo
Harry Rambo

“But there is comfort in knowing that he lives on, not just in our hearts, but also in the lives of those benefiting from his donated tissue. Connelly always had an open heart and wanted to help everyone.”

– Rosemarie Sanders, donor wife
Connelly Sanders, Jr.

 “I had the pleasure of calling this man my father. Thirty years, nine months, 30 days, four hours and 45 minutes here on earth, we got to make memories.”

– Josh Olson
Bruce Olson