Lifebanc Participates in ECHO Campaign

The Donate Life ECHO campaign, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity, will be celebrated July 10 – 23, 2016, as a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities. 

The observance has two objectives: one is to focus on the power of sharing one’s personal decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor with members of one’s community; the second is to encourage registered donors to ask members of their personal networks and extended communities to talk about organ, eye and tissue donation and register as donors. 

The ECHO concept is that one voice with a donation message or story can be carried, amplified and echoed throughout a community. There is power in one voice sharing the decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. There is strength in a story and a message shared across a community.

Multicultural communities play a vital role in donation and transplantation. Multicultural communities save and heal lives as donors, need lifesaving kidney transplants in higher numbers and educate and work with patients and families as healthcare professionals. According to clinical research shared by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), “successful transplantation often is enhanced by the matching of organs between members of the same ethnic and racial group.” 

Why register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?

  • You can save up to 8 lives and heal the lives of more than 50 people.
  • Donation gives comfort to the donor family in knowing that their loved one helped to save the lives of others.
  • Registering your decision and sharing that decision with your family lets them knowyour wishes. 
  • Get creative and participate in the ECHO video contest for awesome prizes.  Here are the rules!

Join Lifebanc, along with partners across the country, and ECHO your decision to be a registered organ, eye & tissue donor today.

 

SAY "YES"

Before I actually started working in the license bureau, I never even considered being a donor. I am on the front line every day asking people to say YES to become an organ and tissue donor. At first I looked at it as part of my job, but as I grew in knowledge, understanding and situations occurring, it allowed me to see the importance of it. I didn’t look at it as just my job anymore; I looked at it as an opportunity to help save lives and eventually became a donor myself."

Stephanie Drake - Deputy Registrar for the Shaker Heights License Bureau

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