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 an organ, eye and tissue donors.
We invite you to use the following downloadable resources within your local communities and houses of worship. You can also reach out to your local Donate Life contact if you are interested in hosting an event in your local community, want to find out how to get involved in an existing event, or would like more resources customized with your local state registry information.
In 2017, National Donor Sabbath will be observed November 10-12.
2017 HANDOUTS & REFERENCE MATERIAL
- FAQs, Talking Points & Statistics – PDF (coming soon)
- Printable Flyers – National Donor Sabbath flyer, General Religious flyer (PDFs are sized to print on 8.5 x 11 paper)
2017 SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS
- Twitter – with date
2017 WEB BANNERS
Looking for a church or community event idea? Hold a viewing of The Wish – A Story of Faith, Hope and Generosity to inspire others to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
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.
Thank you to UNOS for providing the following resources from their Donation Guide for Faith Leaders and Health Care Professionals:
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 (Valerie Gray, vgray [at] donatelife [dot] net).