RTI Donor Services Sponsors Tissue Recipient and Tissue Donor in 2016 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

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Meagan Rickman was 17 years old when she passed away and donated her tissues to help others. (Photo: Business Wire)

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RTI Donor Services, a not-for-profit tissue recovery agency dedicated to serving donor families and working in collaboration with the donation community and healthcare facilities in perpetuating the gift of tissue donation, is pleased to announce that the organization is continuing its sponsorship of the Donate Life Float in the 2016 Rose Parade.

RTI Donor Services has the honor of sponsoring both a donor family and tissue recipient to participate in the 2016 Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Our sponsored tissue donor, 17-year-old Meagan Rickman of Jacksonville, Fla., will be memorialized through a special portrait called a floragraph, which will adorn the float. Meagan’s floragraph is decorated with grains, flowers, seeds, spices and other organic materials. Meagan’s family will have the opportunity to place the finishing touches on her floragraph in December at a special ceremony in Florida. RTI Donor Services’ sponsored tissue recipient and float rider is Beth Adler-Bush of Hamilton, NJ. Bush is a veterinarian whose life was restored after receiving a tissue transplant following an injury resulting from a fall. Continue reading