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

Donate Life America Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by Encouraging Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

national hispanic 2013Today marks the second day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Donate Life America is encouraging Hispanics throughout the United States to register as organ, eye and tissue donors during this month. Sadly, Hispanics are three times more likely than Caucasians to suffer from end stage renal failure and diabetes. Of the nearly 120,000 people currently on the national organ transplant waiting, more than 20,000 are Hispanic. Lack of available organs means longer waiting periods on transplant lists, years spend on dialysis, and sometimes death. As with other minorities, Hispanics have the best chance for a successful organ transplant if the donor is of the same ethnic background.

Myths regarding donation continue to be major barriers preventing many Hispanics from becoming registered donors and saving lives. Donate Life America encourages people to get the facts about organ, eye and tissue donation. Last year, the lives of nearly 4,000 Hispanics in the United States were saved through organ donation and transplantation. Many thousand more had their sight, health or mobility restored through corneal or tissue transplants. National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates and celebrates the contributions made by Latin Americans across the United States and provides the perfect opportunity to make a lifesaving difference by registering as a donor.

For more information about organ, eye and tissue donation or to register to be a donor, visit www.donatelife.net or www.donevida.org.

Our New Shareables

images_fiftylives_social_pic_2 (1)Providing you with tools to help you spread the word about the importance of registering to be a tissue donor is something we strive to do on a regular basis.

We’ve created what we feel are some great images you can download to share on your favorite social network, or you can “Pin” them to your Pinterest Account. (You can see our Pinterest Account here.)

You can find the images on our “Shareables” page on our website. Do you have ideas on how to spread the word? Please be sure to leave us a comment.

We hope you’ll help us in educating others.