Versiti partners with faith-based communities in Wisconsin through its CodeR initiative, or Churches for Organ Donation Education and Registration. This program invites people in diverse communities to learn more about and become advocates for organ and tissue donation.
CodeR Tools and Resources
Are you a CodeR Church? Request a resource kit filled with helpful information and resources to promote the initiiative to your congregation.
November is National Donor Sabbath
“Be a symbol of hope for those who are waiting.”
National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donors.
Register Your Congregation
Bedside Ambassadors are CodeR volunteers who serve patients and their families at the hospital bedside during a time of tragedy, transition, loss and bereavement. Ambassadors are equipped with a special level of training provided by Versiti and are passionate to learn more about organ and tissue donation. They share with us the goal of positively impacting the number of lives saved through organ and tissue donation. To learn more, or to inquire about becoming a Bedside Ambassador, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.