National Initiatives

National Donor Sabbath
November 15-17, 2019


Observed annually in November, this initiative seeks to educate faith-based communities across the country about the critical need for organ and tissue donation, and the vital role their faith plays in making the decision to register as a donor.

Most religions support donation and view this gift as the ultimate act of charity and love. Leaders from churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship are encouraged to share information with their members and bring much-needed attention to this important cause. 


Ways to Celebrate

  • Start the Conversation - Encourage your faith leaders and members of your congregation to talk with their families about registering as an organ donor.

  • Host a Donor Registration Drive - Set up a table display at your house of worship before and after services to distribute educational materials and answer questions about organ and tissue donation. 

  • Get Social - Share our life-saving mission on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and ask congregants to follow us. Check out the graphics below to include in your posts. 

  • Educate - Request a speaker to attend faith services or special events, and include information in your bulletin, newsletter and on your house of worship's website.

To request a speaker or additional materials, please contact
E. Denise Peoples at or call 973-665-4687. 


Faith Leader Program - Thursday, October 24 • 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Calling All Faith Leaders and Active Members of Your Faith-Based Community!

In preparation for National Donor Sabbath,we invite you to join fellow faith leaders and engaged members of the faith-based community for this very special evening.

The evening’s program will include interactive discussion focused around religious traditions, personal testimonies from organ transplant recipients, and families of organ and tissue donors explaining how their faith played a role in their experience. Tours of our 45,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art facility will be available. This program is free of charge. Dinner will be served.

Social Media Graphics



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 Additional Materials


National Donor Sabbath Flyer

Printable National Donor Sabbath Flyer (8.5 x 11) 

Stories of Organ and Tissue Donation

Gregory Snell (PDF)

Brianna Edler-Strand (PDF)


Faith Resource Guide
Faith Resources Guide
Our Faith Resources Guide contains information about organ and tissue donation to share within your faith community including facts and frequently asked questions, personal stories from faith leaders, religious views on donation, theological perspectives and sermon ideas.

God, Each Day You Give is Precious,
 a Hymn for Donor Families 
Church Bulletin Copy

 Register as an Organ and Tissue Donor  

One donor can save 8 lives and restore health to over 75 others.
Registration takes less than one minute!

1. Click here to register online now

2. iPhone Feature! Join the National Donate Life Registry using the Health app. 

iphone app

Saying “yes” is legal consent to the donation of your organs and tissue for transplantation and therapy. For those 18 years and older, your decision to donate cannot be revoked by anyone but you. 

 Share Your Decision With Your Family 

Talea"Talea came into this world a miracle and she left the same way. My family was so happy to be able to share the gift of life through organ donation with other families."

Lakisha Bray
Mother of organ donor Talea Joy Sokes