Can You Hear Me Now? ECHO Your Story
The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA) joined forces in 2015 to develop Donate Life ECHO, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity. It 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.
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 health care professionals.
There are numerous ways to show your support of this observance. Please visit DonateLife.net/ECHO and decide the best way you can get involved.