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 10 – 23, 2016), 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 life saving kidney transplants in disproportionately high numbers, and serve patients and families as healthcare professionals.
ECHO_DLA Webinar 5 11 16 (PPT)
Listen to Audio from Webinar:
Implementation Ideas for Individuals and Organizations
ECHO Implementation Ideas for an Organization 2016
ECHO Implementation Ideas for Individuals 2016
FAQs, Talking Points and Statistics – Spanish & English
FAQs, Talking Points and Statistics ECO 2016_Spanish
FAQs, Talking Points and Statistics ECHO 2016
Waitlist by Ethnicity
Waiting List by EthnicityPieChart
Each zipped file contains a story and image.
Carmen, Hispanic cornea recipient (English, Spanish)
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Carmen
Diego, Hispanic kidney recipient (English, Spanish)
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Diego
Mary, Asian kidney recipient (English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog & Vietnamese)
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Mary
Stephanie, Asian donor story (English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog & Vietnamese)
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Stephanie
Warren, African American waiting for a heart
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Warren
Will, African American heart recipient
ECHO 2016 Stories of Hope – Will
Facebook Social Media files
ECHO 2016 Social Media Files
Use these downloadable social renderings for use on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure your transplant organization posts these renderings during the ECHO observance, and please encourage others to share the images via their social networks!
Print and use one of our existing speech bubbles in pictures of yourself, friends and family! You can also create your own message with the bubble template provided.
Zipped folder – Contains PDF of English and Spanish speech bubbles, as well as a blank template
ECHO Speech Bubbles
Sample Phrases for Social Media Posts or Speech Bubble Template – with translations for Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog
ECHO Sample Phrases with Translations
ECO Champions Are Lifting their Voices in Puerto Rico
Use these ECHO take away cards at community, hospital, and faith-based events. Card sets include facts about donation pertaining to minority communities. Card sets are also customizable. Be sure to download the files and see what your can use to better community education during ECHO!
Need ideas for items you can order in bulk & customize with your logo? Log in, click on the members tab and click on the ECHO category of DonationMerchandise.com.
Note: A limited number of megaphones are being stocked on Donate Life America’s store.