Locals speak out to support organ donation

The Marshall Partheneon | Katlyn Boardman

Every year, two weeks before Thanksgiving, members of the organ donation community gather together in places of worship to celebrate those who have given and received life through organ donation.

According to Donate Life America, the National Donor Sabbath is a way to encourage members throughout the year to give hope and save lives by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

The topic of organ donation and Donor Sabbath are controversial topics for some, but for others there is a much different response.

“I personally believe Donor Sabbath is amazing. It brings everyone together to help get more organ donors in the world,” said Beth Zirkle, volunteer for the Center of Organ Recovery and Education. Continue reading