Donor Sabbath · November 10-12, 2023
Donor Sabbath is a three-day observance which seeks to engage all major religions in Nevada and across the country to highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation in the faith community. Nevada Donor Network would like to invite you to join this effort from November 10-12, 2023 by sharing inspiring religious testimonies, sharing our message through social media and newsletters and by encouraging your congregation to register as heroes. You have the power to help by sharing the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation. This ready-to-use outreach kit includes social media graphics and suggested content, donation facts and talking points. You have the opportunity to save and heal lives simply by bringing awareness to our cause.
When someone says “yes” to donation, it brings hope to the more than 100,000 people across the nation waiting for a second chance. Donation is the ultimate act of generosity and love. Your support is incredibly meaningful and helps honor the heroes who have given the gift of life, grateful transplant recipients and those still waiting. We are grateful for your endorsement of our lifesaving mission!
Nevada Donor Network has created a few suggested bulletins that we encourage you to share with your congregation. Click here to view
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Donor Sabbath is here. Each year,
two weekends before Thanksgiving, a three-
day observance is held to include the days
of worship for major religions practiced in
the United States. Religious leaders of many
faiths, donor families, transplant recipients
and donation professionals come together
during Donor Sabbath to educate
the community about the lifesaving and
healing gift of donation. We are proud to
partner with @Nevada Donor Network to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Bring hope to those waiting for their second chance by registering as a hero today at www.nvdonor.org/faith #DonateLife #DonorSabbath #BeAHero #UltimateGift
The Power of 1
One heroic donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal 75 more through tissue donation. This decision is the ultimate act of charity and love. It’s also the ability to leave a legacy and bring hope to those waiting. The power of one. @Nevada Donor Network and our congregation encourage you to learn more and register today at www.nvdonor. org/faith #DonateLife #DonorSabbath #BeAHero #UltimateGift
Myth vs. Fact
Have you heard this MYTH? “My religion doesn’t support organ, eye and tissue donation.” Thank you to @Nevada Donor Network for sharing the FACT that all major religions in the United States support or encourage organ, eye and tissue donation. It’s viewed as a person’s final act of generosity and love in the world. Learn more about your religion’s position on donation
at www. nvdonor.org/faith #DonateLife #DonorSabbath #BeAHero #UltimateGift
The Desperate Need...
Did you know? There are currently over 100,000 Americans waiting for the second chance through organ donation and transplantation. The need is critical. Every nine minutes someone new is added to the national organ transplant waiting list and unfortunately, 17 people pass away every day because this gift doesn’t come in time. You have the power to give the ultimate gift and your faith supports this final act of generosity. Learn more from @Nevada Donor Network at: www.nvdonor.org/faith #DonateLife #DonorSabbath #BeAHero #UltimateGift
Many are unsure about their religion’s stance on organ, eye and tissue donation. While specific beliefs differ, all major religions in the United States support or encourage donation as a person's final act of love and charity in the world.
Nevada Donor Network honors different religious and cultural views on donation. We understand there are differences of personal opinion even within particular religious groups. Each person's decision to donate is personal and we are proud to honor their choice. Together, we help save and heal lives by offering resources to serve our faith communities.
To read more on a specific religion's view on donation, please use the links below.
Catholics view organ, eye and tissue donation as an act of charity and love. Transplants are morally and ethically acceptable to the Vatican.
There is definite evidence for Christian support of organ, eye and tissue donation. They can choose to donate to save the lives of many people. The decision to donate at the end of life is the beginning of healing for many others according to Christianity.
There is no prohibition in the Bahá’í Faith regarding organ, eye and tissue donation. It is a matter left to the individual conscience.
Buddhists believe that organ, eye and tissue donation is a matter of individual conscience, and they place high value on acts of compassion. Central to Buddhism is a wish to relieve suffering and there may be circumstances where donation may be seen as an act of generosity. Each decision will depend on individual circumstances.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
"United Church of Christ people, churches and agencies are extremely and overwhelmingly supportive of organ sharing,” writes the Rev. Jay Lintner, director, Washington Office of the United Church of Christ Office for Church in Society. Similarly, any organized effort to get the General Synod delegates or individual churches to sign organ, eye and tissue donation cards would meet with generally positive responses.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The United Methodists, as with several religions, believe that organ, eye and tissue donation is an act of charity and that preserving life takes precedence over any beliefs that govern the treatment of those who have passed away.