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Take the Donate Life ECHO Challenge

This July 8-21, help us spread the word about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Join the Registry

Take the Donate Life ECHO Challenge

95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 56% are registered. Take the Donate Life ECHO Challenge and inspire others to sign up.

Only a quarter percent of African Americans and Hispanics who reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are registered organ, tissue and eye donors. That’s why, in partnership with Donate Life, we’re kicking off the Donate Life ECHOmke Challenge inspiring our community to leave a lifesaving legacy, and join the registry.

How to Participate in the #DonateLifeECHOmke Challenge

This July 8-21, help us spread the word about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation. Take the Donate Life ECHOmke Challenge on Facebook and leave a life-saving legacy. Your community needs you!

  1. Follow Us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BloodCenterofWisconsin/
  2. Be creative! Post a short, one-minute video on Facebook telling your friends why it’s important to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor.
  3. Include the official challenge hashtag: #DonateLifeECHOmke in your post
  4. Tag @bloodcenterofwisconsin plus 2 to 3 of your friends in your post
  5. Encourage others to join the registry at: DonateLifeWisconsin.org

Not sure what to put in your video? Get creative ideas from the national campaign.

Then, keep your eyes on BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Facebook page, we’ll be sharing our favorite submissions throughout the campaign!

What is the national Donate Life ECHO Campaign?

“Donate Life ECHO is a national two-week outreach campaign, held each year during the second and third full weeks in July and focuses on the importance of donation and transplantation in multicultural communities. ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity – the opportunity to save and heal lives. Donate Life ECHO was created in 2015 as a collaborative partnership between the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America.” - Donate Life America

Real Life Impact Stories

Grady Angeloff

Grady Angeloff takes comfort in knowing that his son Riley’s brief life had an important purpose: to help other children live. Grady, a Blood Operations Specialist, made the decision to donate Riley’s heart valves when he passed away at just one year old. Because of Riley’s gift of life-saving tissue, the hearts of other children are still beating.

Richard Lewis

Richard has received the gift of life – not once, but twice. Richard was recently matched with his second kidney donor whose spirit lives on through the miracle of organ donation. "It's a blessing. I hope to continue to give my donor's life purpose," says Richard.

Ready to sign up? Register today to be an organ, tissue and eye donor.

Register at DonateLifeWisconsin.org

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