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. 

Donation and Faith Panel Discussion

In celebration of National Donor Sabbath, we invited faith leaders and those active in their faith community to discuss organ and tissue donation, share inspirational stories and unique perspectives and answer your questions. Watch the program below! 

Featured Faith Leader Panelists: 

Ways to Celebrate National Donor Sabbath

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

Educate - Collaborate with your Faith Based Leader to request a speaker from NJ Sharing Network to present at your special event or service, and include information in your bulletin, newsletter and on your house of worship's website.

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. 

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

Share our Faith-Based Education Videos

We invited faith leaders and those active in their faith community to discuss organ and tissue donation, and the significant role faith plays in making the decision to register as a donor.

Check out our new educational video, including testimonials from faith leaders and health care professionals about what the gift of life means to their communities.


A Matter of Faith

Thank you to Gift of Life Michigan for sharing this video. 


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Additional Materials

 National Donor Sabbath Flyer

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. 

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Please share your decision with your family and friends so they know your wishes.

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.