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

“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.

"Winston affected the lives of over 50 people through the use of his organs and tissue,” Debbie said. “We think that’s a great way to remember a great guy!”

– Debbie Morris, donor wife
Winston Morris, Jr.

“We really have felt so good about her donation and we know Christina does too.”

– Sue Pasewald, donor mother
Christina Pasewald

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

“Because he was a donor, I have a sense that he’s still alive in some part and doing something useful. I know that he would have been happy with our decision.”

– Mick Popp, donor son
Ralph Popp