2021 National Donor Sabbath: Be a Light to Those Who Are Waiting

November 9 — Richmond, VA: On November 12-14, Donate Life America will lead the annual national three-day observance of National Donor Sabbath. This three-day observance provides an opportunity to bring the Donate Life message and cause of organ, eye and tissue donation to congregations and communities across the country.

All major religions in the U.S. support donation as an act of compassion and generosity.

This year, Donate Life America’s message during National Donor Sabbath is: Be a light to those who are waiting. In the United States, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. For many people, their faith and faith community play an important role in the decision to register as a deceased donor or to consider becoming a living donor.

During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals join services and programs to help educate about the need for lifesaving and healing organ, eye and tissue donation, and the importance of registering your decision to be a donor.

 National Donor Sabbath information and downloadable resources are available at DonateLife.net/NDS. Reach out to your local Donate Life contact to learn more about existing virtual or in-person events in your area.

To register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, please visit RegisterMe.org.

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Donate Life America (DLA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives. DLA owns, manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation.

Media Contact:

Hilary Kleine Czarda, hczarda@donatelife.net