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National Donor Sabbath

National Donor Sabbath provides an opportunity to discuss the critical need for organ and tissue donors and encourage organ donor registration in your house of worship.

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National Donor Sabbath

National Donor Sabbath engages clergy and faith-based organizations to inform members of their congregation about the critical need for organ and tissue donors and to encourage organ donor registration. The event is observed annually in November.

All major religions in the U.S. support organ, eye and tissue donation as one of the highest expressions of compassion and generosity. Because people often turn to religious leaders for guidance on dealing with issues of life and death, National Donor Sabbath provides an opportunity to discuss these views.

Gift of Life Donor Program provides speakers, brochures and other resources to participating faith-based organizations and houses of worship.

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How to promote National Donor Sabbath
  • Host activities such as a donor registration drive, donor workshop or candle lighting ceremony
  • Invite a representative from Gift of Life to speak to your organization
    Include information about donation in your newsletter, website and e-mails
  • Highlight a person in your congregation who has a donation or transplant story
  • Use our Letter to the Clergy to approach religious and community leaders about raising awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation

For more information, or to participate in National Donor Sabbath, contact
Leslie Jean-Mary at 1-800-DONORS-1, ext. 1172.