Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor: Give Someone Hope this National Donor Sabbath

Posted November 14, 2013 in News Category
hickman-116Kidney recipient Rev. Hickman, of Westside Missionary Baptist Church, prays with his congregation.

Join Donate Life America and Mid-America Transplant Services in celebrating National Donor Sabbath this November 15-17, a time for people of all faiths to honor those who have given the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. Every year during this special time, donation and transplant organizations work closely with communities of faith to bring the lifesaving message of donation to congregations across the country.

Faith plays a significant role in the decision to register as a donor.  All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation, and believe it to be a final act of kindness and generosity. People of all faiths and denominations are encouraged to register as donors by visiting Mid-America Transplant Services’ website.

“While religions differ in many ways, one of the common points is positive, inspiring messaging. Messaging that provides hope,” says Dean F. Kappel, CEO and President of Mid-America Transplant Services. “By registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, you can provide hope to the more than 120,000 men, women and children across the United States currently awaiting organ transplants and the hundreds of thousands more in need of cornea and tissue transplants.” 

Make a statement of hope and faith today and register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. For more information or to register, please visit

 About Donate Life America

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and Donate Life State Teams across the United States dedicated to saving and healing lives through increased organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate LifeSM, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors. Donate Life America, with the help of its corporate partners, is committed to spreading the word about the importance of being a registered donor so that others may live. Our vision is a nation that embraces organ, eye and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility.


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