National Donor Sabbath (2 Weekends before Thanksgiving)

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?


Click HERE for Religious Views on Donation

 Read Ashley’s story (a young lady who had 2 6th-grade friends who needed organ donations) & thoughts about NDS:


Click HERE to read Ashley’s Story for 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.’



Printable Gift of Life Family Discussion Card



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.



Sample NDS Sermon


Printable Gift of Life NDS Brochure







Visit Donate Life America


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One Response to National Donor Sabbath (2 Weekends before Thanksgiving)

  1. Dave says:

    Most of the 100,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant.  Most of these deaths are needless.  Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year.  Over 6,000 of our neighbors suffer and die needlessly every year as a result.
    There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage — give organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.
    Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors.  It will also make the organ allocation system fairer.  People who aren\’t willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.
    Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers.  LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die.  Membership is free at or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88.  There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

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