NATIONAL DONOR SABBATH – Two Weeks Before Thanksgiving – Friday through Sunday

National Donor Sabbath - 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving - Fri - Sun
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


National Donor Sabbath in November promotes awareness and education regarding organ donation. The observance takes place two weekends before Thanksgiving from Friday through Sunday to encompass the days of worship for major religions in the United States.

The observance includes religious leaders, donors, recipients, medical professionals provide education and support regarding donation. They share resources regarding the different types of donations and the continued need for donors.

The three-day observance also aims to dispel myths. Many hesitate to be listed as an organ donor out of a misunderstanding of religious beliefs. In the United States, nearly all religions support organ and tissue donation. They view donation as a final act of charity and a gift of life. The event offers an opportunity for faith leaders to council their members according to organ donation.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDonorSabbath

Host an informational session at your place of worship. As questions of your faith leader. As a congregation, be prayerful for donors, recipients, medical professionals, families, and those waiting for a life-saving donation.

Download helpful resources from Donate Life. Share your event or story using #NationalDonorSabbath.


Donate Life supports this observance each year to help raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.


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