Social Media Ambassadors Wanted!

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FiftyLives is looking for social media ambassadors to help spread the word about tissue donation! We use social media to reach people because of its ability to reach far and wide. Each follower we get is one step closer to ensuring each and every person has had the chance to register for donation.

You can help us do this in a few ways:

  1. Share a story from our Wall of Life section on the site. You can help remember those selfless people who gave the gift of life or recognize how tissue donation can truly be a life changing gift.
  2. Like us on Facebook. If you can, ask others to like us too. We strive to make our posts worth your time!
  3. Share a post. If you see something that you connect with on any level, share it so others have the chance to do the same.
  4. Follow us on Twitter. Again, see if anyone in your personal network is willing to follow us too.
  5. Tweet about it. Express your feelings about donation and tag us if you want.
  6. Follow us on Pinterest. Pinning is a great way to organize any of our things you think are neat!

Below are some links to help you find everything you need to be a FiftyLives Ambassador. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions on our social media posts, please let us know. We’d love to get your feedback!

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

Become an Ambassador / Wall of Life / Shareables

Remembering Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time of year to remember a loved one. Whether they have been a donor or a recipient of a life changing tissue transplant, we would love to hear their story. Your voice, along with the many others who have chosen to share, could help to transform lives.

Remember your loved one in a special way with a message on fiftylives.org! Visit our 50 Voices tab at the top of the screen to share your remembrance message. It only takes a few minutes, but it brings such heartfelt meaning to this holiday season for you, your family, and your friends.

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What better time than now to spread inspiration and hope to others experiencing a similar situation. Celebrate the life of your loved one and help inspire others through a remembrance message.

Your voice could be the one that convinces someone to take next step and become a registered donor. That next tissue donation could become a life changing gift for another deserving recipient.

Your voice could bring so much meaning to this joyous season. Share your story today!

Featured Employee – Customer Service Supervisor, Serena Stott

Continuing with our Featured Employee series, Fifty Lives would like to recognize another employee for their continued commitment to their work and to the lifesaving gift of tissue donation. That person is Serena Stott, Customer Service Supervisor at Community Tissue Services!Serena (3)

Serena has been with Community Tissue Services for a little over two years, and brings an unrivaled passion for donation to work every single day. “I’m passionate about the job because I want ensure that I am able to help connect the tissue graft to the recipient in need. I love hearing the stories of how we have helped save and improve someone’s life, simply because we were able to connect the gift of tissue donation to the recipient. It’s a beautiful mission that I’m so proud to be a part of,” she says.

A native of Dayton, OH, Serena was aware of the blood center side of CBC/CTS, but did not know anything about the tissue bank. Soon after starting, she quickly gained a greater understanding and appreciation of donation. “I initially heard about CTS when a friend told me about an open position. After going to the website and reading about Community Tissue Services, I knew this was the company I wanted to work for,” she says. “Donation means the ultimate gift by giving of oneself in order to help improve another’s quality of life or even more so, giving to save another,” she says.

While she has always been a registered organ, eye and tissue donor, Serena believes that working so closely with donation has helped her find her calling in life. “Going through college I was never one that knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I always worked hard in any job that I have had, but never had the sense of ‘This is it. This is my calling,’ until now. I love knowing that we exist to help the community. I’ve been an organ and tissue donor, but it means so much more to me now that I understand the whole process. I enjoy telling others about tissue donation and educating them on how amazing our bodies are and how organ AND tissue donation is a selfless act in helping your neighbor,” she says.

In addition to the impact her work has on the lives of others, Serena also is grateful for the chance to work with the people at Community Tissue Services.  “My favorite part of working here is obviously the donation process and knowing that we exist to help others,” she says, but is also quick to add, “I love how even though we are a few hundred employees strong, we are like a very large family. I personally love the team that I work and am very blessed to be a part of the beautiful company that is Community Tissue Services.”

We want to thank Serena for all of her fine work as well as her her outstanding commitment to donation and helping save and enhance the lives of others!