Suggested Inserts for Worship Center Publications

Below are short, individual paragraphs that can be inserted in your bulletins & newsletters regularly distributed to your congregation to demonstrate commitment to giving the gift of life.

Sample Bulletin Inserts

You have the Power to Donate Life. 

Organ and tissue donation is an expression of the highest humanitarian ideals of love and generosity.  One organ donor can save the lives of 9 people, and through tissue donation can enhance the lives of more than 50.  Consider this gift in the name of Christ, who gave his life that we might live life to its fullest.  New Mexicans have two ways to register to save lives: on the driver’s license/ID card or on the new Donate Life Donor Registry at www.NMdonor.org

The Ultimate Gift 

Our church supports and encourages organ and tissue donation as the ultimate gift of one person to another.  Take a moment to discuss life-saving organ donation with your family.  Please consider making this Gift of Life in the name of Christ, who gave his life so that we might live.  New Mexicans can sign up to be donors on their driver’s license/ID card or on the new Donate Life Donor Registry at www.NMdonor.org

Newsletter Donation Insert

The need for life-saving organ donations is great.  Almost everyone has the opportunity to share the greatest blessing, the Gift of Life.  New Mexicans can sign up to be donors on their driver’s license/ID card or on the new Donate Life Donor Registry at www.NMdonor.org

Your decision can help many

  • One organ donor can save the lives of up to 9 people, and through tissue donation enhance the lives of more than 50.
  • Registering to be a donor will not interfere with any medical care.
  • Donation is considered after life-saving efforts have been made and death is pronounced.
  • There is never a cost to the donor’s family or estate for donation.
  • Donation does not change funeral arrangements, such as a viewing.
  • All major religions support donation, and view it as an act of generosity to others in need.
  • People of all ages can register to be donors.  Donation may be possible even if an individual has a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, hepatitis or other disease.
  • It is illegal to buy or sell organs and tissue for transplant in the U.S.

Many more need help…

  • Over 110,000 men, women and children await life-saving organ transplants in the U.S., including 700 New Mexicans.
  • Every 12 minutes, another name is added to the national waiting list.
  • 19 people die each day due to a lack of available organs for transplant.
  • Nearly 30,000 lives are saved every year by organ donors.
  • One million tissue transplants are performed every year, including 46,000 cornea transplants.

 

Additional Sample Bulletins/Newsletter Inserts

Leave the legacy of life. The second weekend in November is National Donor Sabbath. (Religious Organization) supports organ and tissue donation as the gift of life and as the expression of highest humanitarian ideals. Please visit www.NMdonor.org to sign up to give life today or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD . For more information call New Mexico Donor Services at (505) 843-7672. It’s about giving life.

— (Religious Organization) supports and encourages organ and tissue donation as the ultimate gift of one person to another. November __ is National Donor Sabbath. Take a moment to sign up at www.NMdonor.org or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. Please consider making this great gift in God’s name.

— (Religious Organization) supports and encourages organ and tissue donation as the ultimate gift of one person to another. November __ is National Donor Sabbath. Take a moment to sign up at www.NMdonor.org Please consider making this great gift in God’s name.

— This National Donor Sabbath more than 100,000 people nationwide and nearly 1,000 New Mexicans of all ages and backgrounds currently wait for a life-saving organ transplant. For many, the chance to live a full life won’t come unless all of us consider organ and tissue donation. Discuss this critical need after worship with your friends and family and how we all can help. You can save lives. Sign up today at www.NMdonor.org or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD.

—It’s National Donor Sabbath and (Religious Organization) recognizes the extraordinary life-giving power of organ and tissue donation and encourages all members of our congregation to sign up today on New Mexico ’s organ and tissue donor registry – Donate Life New Mexico (www.NMdonor.org) or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. You have the power to donate life. For more information, contact: New Mexico Donor Services at (505) 843-7672. It’s about giving life.

— (Christian focused) Our church supports organ and tissue donation as the gift of life, an expression of the highest humanitarian ideals. We ask that all members of the congregation consider, during National Donor Sabbath signing up and give this gift in the name of Christ, who gave his life so that we might have life in its fullest.

— How do we respond to the blessings God has bestowed on us? How do we deal responsibly with the gifts God has given us? To think only of ourselves is to squander our lives. But to respond gratefully means we praise God with our words and our actions. To respond gratefully is to realize that all of life is God’s and we are called to care for it and share it. With these thoughts, we ask you to consider giving the gift of life so that others may live. Leave a legacy of life through organ and tissue donation. Sign up at www.NMdonor.org or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. It’s about giving life.

— (Religious Organization) recognizes the life-giving benefits of organ and tissue donation and encourages our members to sign up or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. By doing so, they attest to their commitment upon death to give such organs and tissues to those in need as part of their ministry to others.

—You can now ensure your decision about organ and tissue donation is honored. Sign up today at www.NMdonor.org or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. For more information call NMDS at (505) 843-7672. It’s about giving life.

— To think of others in our hours of grief and sorrow is truly compassionate and selfless. Please consider the legacy of life – organ and tissue donation. (Religious Organization) supports this gift in the spirit of love and generosity. Remember to sign up today at www.NMdonor.org or check “YES” the next time you renew your driver’s license at the MVD. It’s about giving life.