National Donor Sabbath (NDS) is an annual celebration which gives religious communities the opportunity to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation, to dispel common donation myths and to encourage family discussions about the topic. This year, NDS will take place November 10-12, 2017 and will kick-start the donation conversation in faith groups across the nation before the rush of the holiday season.

Lifeline of Ohio wants to ensure that religious organizations have access to donation information year round. We make it simple for faith groups to discuss donation by offering free materials. In addition to our usual faith materials, we have a clergy manual which includes sample sermons, hymns, bulletin statements, scripture passages, donation information and more! Sample newsletter articles, e-mails, power point slides, speakers and display boards are also offered.

New this year will be a ‘donation to go’ kit which will be pre-packaged with donation materials including brochures, bulletin inserts, a poster, talking points and more. These kits will be available for congregations of 50, 100 and 250 and will aim to make it easy for faith organizations to start a donation conversation with their members.

Many of these materials can be downloaded directly from our website to make it easy for faith groups to utilize as needed. Hard copy items, including the kit can also be requested on the same site, using our resource request form located at the bottom of the webpage. Anyone can access this information on our website –

For additional information or to receive a hard copy of our resource request form that you can provide to your faith leader, please call Lauren Stevens at 614-384-7333 or e-mail her at