Two Weekends before Thanksgiving (Fri-Sun) is…
National Donor Sabbath
(November is National Marrow Awareness MONTH)
Each November, National Donor Sabbath presents a unique opportunity for faith organizations throughout the country to join together and reflect on the spirit of giving and the importance of organ and tissue donation as part of the spiritual journey.
Most religions in the United States either officially support organ and tissue donation or support the individual choices of their members; donation is viewed as an act of compassion and generosity. Temples, churches, mosques, and other places of worship that observe the National Donor Sabbath do so each in their own fashion.
Are you wondering how either your or other religions view donation &/or whether they approve?
Read Ashley’s story (a young lady who had 2 6th-grade friends who needed organ donations) & thoughts about NDS:
An excerpt from Ashley’s Story: “There is a popular saying in the world of transplantation and donation: ‘Don’t take your organs to heaven; heaven knows we need them here.’”
Over 97,000 people nationwide currently wait for a life -saving organ transplant and hundreds of thousands are in need of life-enhancing tissue transplants. For many, the chance to live a full life won’t come unless everyone considers organ and tissue donation. Discuss organ donation after worship with your family and friends. Help others find a chance to live a full life.
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