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

“If I bent my neck backward, it would send shooting pains down my arm. Sometimes my entire right arm would go numb. I was desperate to find someone who could fix it.”

– Dr. Robert Cooper, recipient
Dr. Robert Cooper

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

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

– Lori Rickerd
Robert Rickerd

“She was a special, caring person. She was also a talented artist with a giving spirit.”

– Melissa Perry, Mother
Rebecca Perry

Organ and tissue donation is a gift of life at so many levels. I can’t say thank you enough to the individual, someone I’ll never know, who gave me the chance to return to a normal life.

– Wayne Godsmark, recipient
Wayne Godsmark