2017 Donate Life ECHO Focuses on the Importance of Donation and Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

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Video contest storytelling, Spanish language web registration and DLA National Partner Walgreens drive outreach of 2017 Donate Life ECHO

RICHMOND, Va., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multicultural communities are disproportionately in need of lifesaving organ transplants – especially kidneys. Currently, 58 percent of the U.S. transplant waiting list is comprised of ethnically diverse patients. To address this need, Donate Life America (DLA) and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) created Donate Life ECHO. Held each year in July, Donate Life ECHO is the national two-week outreach campaign, focused on the importance of donation and transplantation in multicultural communities. ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity – the opportunity to save and heal lives.

"ECHO is about giving every community a voice in saving and healing lives, through organ, eye and tissue donation," says Remonia Chapman, president of AMAT. "Diverse languages, different methods, yet one message – LIFE."

This year, Donate Life ECHO will be held July 9-22 and will include: Continue reading

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