National Initiatives

National Donor Sabbath 

 


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. 


A Question of Faith

In celebration of National Donor Sabbath, NJ Sharing Network partnered with Montclair Film to present the feature length drama, A Question of Faith (2017), followed by a panel discussion. 

Panelists
Angela White - Producer, Silver Lining Entertainment, A Question of Faith
Denise Peoples - Family Support & Community Educator, NJ Sharing Network, Double Lung Transplant Recipient
Patti Jackson - Mother of Organ Donor Zoe Jackson
Pastor Hilton Rawls, Jr. - Greater Grace Church, East Orange, Kidney Transplant Recipient

See Event Photos


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 dpeoples@njsharingnetwork.org or call 973-665-4687. 


Social Media Graphics

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 Additional Materials

Printable National Donor Sabbath Flyer (8.5 x 11) 

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
Music


 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. 


 Talk with Your Family

 

Start Conversation 

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