National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register to become organ, tissue and eye donors.
All major religions in the U.S. support donation as a final act of compassion and generosity. You can look here to see what your religion says about organ donation. We invite you to use the following downloadable resources within your local communities and houses of worship. You can also reach out to us if you are interested in hosting an event in your local community or want to find out how to get involved in an existing event.