Just For You

National Donor Sabbath is celebrated throughout November, and is part of a national initiative launched in 1997 by the Department of Health and Human Services. It is a time when houses of worship educate their congregants on the life-saving and life-improving gifts of organ, cornea and tissue donation.

  • All religions support donation as one of the most noble of gifts.
  • There is no better source of support for each individual family when it comes to organ and tissue donation than their religious leader.
  • We face a particularly dire situation in our region. Over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the greater New York metro area, yet each year there are fewer than 300 deceased organ donors.

Religious leaders are urged to include discussion about donation during Sabbath services in November, and to coordinate their efforts with organ donor registry drives.

Please contact Karen Cummings at kcummings@liveonny.org for more information.