National Donor Sabbath Sample Press Release for Counties_2015

News Release
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Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor
Give Someone Hope this National Donor Sabbath
[INSERT CITY AND STATE], November 13, 2015 – Join [INSERT COUNTY NAME] and the New York
Alliance for Donation in celebrating National Donor Sabbath this November 13-15, 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 message
of donation to congregations across the country.
“Faith plays a significant role in the decision to register as a donor,” says [INSERT NAME]. “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
“While religions differ, one of the common points is positive, inspiring messaging. Messaging that provides
hope,” says Aisha Tator, Executive Director of the New York Alliance for Donation. “By registering to be an
organ, eye and tissue donor, you can provide hope to the more than 10,000 men, women and children in New
York State currently awaiting organ transplants and the thousands more in need of cornea and tissue
For more information or to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, please visit