October 13, 2023
National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders and members of the donation and transplantation community come together to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
While most communities of faith embrace organ and tissue donation as a final act of love and generosity, research indicates that some people believe donation does not align with their religious beliefs.
Together, we can create meaningful dialogue that provides congregants comfort in their decision to register and hope for those in need of a lifesaving transplant.
How You Can Help
Below are several simple ways you can get involved and help share the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation with people in your faith community:
Attend the Donor Sabbath Celebration of Life on Nov. 11
Join us at Zion Baptist Church in Omaha on November 11 at 3 P.M. for an interfaith Celebration of Life featuring prayer, music and testimony inspired by the gift of life.
Share a Quote in Support of Donation
What does your faith say about organ donation? Have you been personally impacted by the gift of life? Share a simple quote about the gift of donation that will be used on Live On Nebraska’s social media channels.
Donation Information Cards
This 8.5×11 graphical poster dives deeper into both deceased and living donation and shares the great impact one donor can have on others, while also addressing common FAQs about donation.
Social Media Graphic
Download a Donor Sabbath graphic to share on your Facebook and Instagram accounts. We suggest including the following text with your post:
Organ, eye and tissue donation is an act of love for our fellow man. More than 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Learn more and register to be a donor today at LiveOnNebraska.org.
A Matter of Faith Video
In this video faith leaders from many major religions talk about what ties all people together, and how we can share the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation with others, no matter what our faiths are.
Questions or Additional Ideas
If you have any questions about Donor Sabbath or any of the resources listed above, please contact Diana Rogel.