Get involved with our Donate Life ECHO Contest!

Join Unyts as we celebrate Donate Life ECHO from July 9—July 22. ECHO (which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity) is a two week observance, during which people from all communities are encouraged to share their support for donation.

While donation is important to all communities, the ways in which we think of donation often differ across communities. At its core ECHO recognizes these differences and encourages every community to echo the importance of donation in its own way. In the Spanish-speaking community, the observance is known as Done Vida ECO, for Esperanza, Communidad y Oportunidad.

More than half of those in need of donation in New York are members of minority communities. While matches can be found across racial and ethnic lines, successful transplantation is more likely to occur when the donor and receiving person both come from the same ethnicity. By sharing your experience with your community, it can inspire your peers to register as donors themselves.

Sharing your story on social media using #DonateLifeECHO. If you tag @Unyts or #Unyts in your post, you’ll also be considered for various prizes.

Join the ECHO by sharing your story today. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, try these fill-in-the-blank messages below.

  • In memory of (     ) I registered as a donor #donatelifeECHO
  • Because of my belief in (    ) I registered as a donor #donatelifeECHO
  • I’m a (    ) recipient #donatelifeECHO
  • I am a donor because (    ) #donatelifeECHO
  • Because I had two many kidneys #donatelifeECHO
  • In support of the (    ) community, I’m a donor #donatelifeECHO
  • En memoria de (    ) #donevidaECO
  • (     ) apoya la donaci√≥n de √≥rganos y tejidos. #donevidaECO

Unyts #DonateLifeECHO contest

Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood donation center, is having a social media contest to celebrate Donate Life ECHO.

You can help us spread this message and promote the health of your community at the same time by posting about your experience or perspective on why donation is important on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. You can even win prizes when you tag Unyts and use #DonateLifeECHO and/or #DoneVidaECO in your posts.

Contest details

The prizes are:

First prize - $100 gift card and Unyts swag
Second Prize - $50 gift card and Unyts swag
Third Prize - $25 gift card and Unyts swag        


  • Be unique! Your content should be original and illustrate your unique connection or perspective about donation.
  • Tag us! While spreading awareness of donation is a reward unto itself, you will not be entered into the contest unless you tag Unyts.

Additional guidelines for contest entrants:

  • Entrant agrees to not create additional accounts for this contest. Entrants who create additional accounts may be suspended by Twitter, and will be ineligible for Unyts’ ECHO contest.
  • Only use #DonateLifeECHO and/or #DoneVidaECO in posts related to ECHO.
  • Your content should abide by the terms and conditions of the platform you use.
  • Content must be posted on your own timeline.
  • The entrant must not use any copyrighted materials in their submission to which they do not have legal access.
  • Content must be submitted by July 22, 11:59 pm in order to be considered for the contest.


  • This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  • Contest entrants understand that submitted content may be used by Unyts in future promotions, and that Unyts will be considered a joint owner of the copyright of the submission.

Submissions will be judged based on following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Effectiveness in communicating the importance of donation.
  • Other users’ engagement with your content.