2012-National-Donor-Sabbath-Press-Release-FINAL

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[or insert local organization logo] FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: Contact: [Insert local contact]

Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor

Give Someone Hope this National Donor Sabbath

National Donor Sabbath, observed Nov. 9-11 this year, is an annual faith-based celebration of the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. Because faith plays a significant role in the decision to register as a donor, every year during this special time, donation and transplant organizations work closely with communities of faith to bring the message of donation to congregations. All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation, as a final act of kindness and generosity. Regardless of their specific religion, the public is encouraged to register as donors by visiting www.donatelife.net.

[or local website] “While religions differ, one of the common points is positive, inspiring messaging. Messagi ng that provides hope,” says _______. “By registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, you can provide hope to the more than 115,000 men, women and children currently awaiting organ transplants across the United States and the hundreds of thousands more in need of cornea and tissue transplants.” [or insert local quote] For more information or to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, please visit [insert local website or] www.donatelife.net.

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About Donate Life America

Founded in 1992, Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States, driving individuals, organizations and communities to increase the number of designated organ, eye and tissue donors who save and heal lives with a vision of a nation that embraces organ, eye and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility.

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