2019 National Donor Sabbath Provides Opportunity for All Major Religions to Support Donation as an Act of Generosity

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Every November, Donate Life organizations across the country observe National Donor Sabbath, a three-day observance that provides faith leaders an opportunity to bring the message and cause of organ, eye and tissue donation to their congregations and communities.

See downloadable resources for National Donor Sabbath below and visit our Clergy page for additional materials.

National Donor Sabbath seeks to include the days of worship (Friday-Sunday) for faith communities of major religions practiced in the United States. This year, National Donor Sabbath will be celebrated November 15-17.

During National Donor Sabbath, communities of faith participate in services and programs to educate their members about the need for donation, the generosity of the gift and the importance of registering one’s decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. It is a time to pray for health for recipients, strength for those waiting, and healing for donor families. National Donor Sabbath also offers a time to give thanks for registered donors, living donors and the legacy of life given by deceased donors. 

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

We welcome you to attend our public National Donor Sabbath event on November 18, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Asheboro, NC. 


Downloadable National Donor Sabbath Resources:

Hymn with Music for Organ Donors & Families

Bulletin Insert for Hymn

National Donor Sabbath Flyer

Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation Infograph

For additional information and resources, visit our Clergy page.