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:
- 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.
- Like us on Facebook. If you can, ask others to like us too. We strive to make our posts worth your time!
- 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.
- Follow us on Twitter. Again, see if anyone in your personal network is willing to follow us too.
- Tweet about it. Express your feelings about donation and tag us if you want.
- 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!
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The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA) joined forces to develop Donate Life ECHO, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity. It will be celebrated the second and third full weeks of each July (July 12 – 25, 2015), as a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities. The new 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.
Through the ECHO concept of reiteration and repetition—with people sharing the life-affirming message of donation within their community—more lives will be saved and healed. Multicultural communities play a critical role in America’s transplant system. They save and heal lives as donors of organs, eyes and tissue, need lifesaving kidney transplants in disproportionately high numbers, and serve patients and families as healthcare professionals.
What can you do in to spread the word about organ, eye and tissue donation and get community members to register as donors? Below are some tools you can use in your community outreach efforts. Happy ECHOing!
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Registering to become an organ, eye or tissue donor in the state of Ohio is now easier than ever before thanks to the new “Swipe to Donate Life” technology!
This new technology allows Ohioans to become registered donors simply with a swipe of their driver’s license or state I.D. The card reader, which is attached to an iPad, will facilitate the registration process and allow for potential donors to register more quickly and efficiently than before. All organ, eye and tissue recovery agencies in the state of Ohio are now equipped with this new technology, including Community Tissue Services!
Here’s how it works: when a driver’s license is swiped, the screen will display that person’s donor status, and offer them several registration options. This technology eliminates the need to stand in long lines at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, as well the need for organizations to mail completed registration forms to the BMV. The “Swipe to Donate Life” technology will be now be available at any public education or donation awareness event to help anyone become a registered donor with ease.
Ohio is only the second state to adopt this new technology, and hopefully will not be the last! The need for registered donors is greater than ever before, and each donor who registers has the ability to change the lives of 50 people through tissue donation!