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

“I would have been in a wheelchair by now if I hadn’t had that surgery.”

– Betty Long, recipient
Betty Long

“Ryan touched many lives in his short five days, and knowing he could help another baby and another family not have to go through what we did made me want to donate.” 

– Ashlee Jolley, donor mother
Ryan Jolley

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

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

– Melissa Perry, Mother
Rebecca Perry