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Nov 11-13

A National Event for Everyone

National Donor Sabbath

Faith communities across the nation will come together annually two weeks before Thanksgiving (from Friday to Sunday) to share the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Named National Donor Sabbath, this weekend offers the perfect opportunity to share with others how donation has touched your life and to encourage them to register and to tell their families about their decision.

All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation. Here are some reasons to share this life-saving message with your place of worship:

  • More than 121,000 Americans are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, including more than 3,500 in the Upper Midwest.
  • 22 men, women, and children die each day in the U.S. due to the organ shortage.
  • A single donor can save and heal the lives of up to 75 people.


How does my faith view organ donation?