NATIONAL DONOR SABBATH
National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
We invite you to share our social media posts and downloadable resources with your local communities and houses of worship (great to include in a program, newsletter or email communication). You can also reach out to your local Donate Life contact if you want to find out how to get involved in an existing virtual or in-person event.
There are several versions of the below resources, so that you may use them either during this observance or any time of year for outreach to religious communities.
2021 HANDOUTS & REFERENCE MATERIAL
Infographic Handout with Facts & FAQs – PDF
* formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper
2021 SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS
2021 WEB BANNERS
Visit the Organ Donation & Religion page.
God, Each Day You Give is Precious, A Hymn for Organ Donors and Families
Thank you Carolyn Winfree Gillette for permission for its free use to any church wanting to encourage organ, eye and tissue donation. The national Presbyterian Church (USA) did a feature news story on the hymn.
All artwork is copyrighted by Donate Life America and may not be copied, altered or reproduced. Contact the Donate Life America office with questions or requests for alternate use of the copyrighted artwork (Michelle Stuckey, MStuckey@donatelife.net).