NJ Sharing Network

Organ & Tissue Donation

RWJBarnabas Health is committed to partnering with NJ Sharing Network to increase organ and tissue education and awareness.

Through organ and tissue donation and transplantation, the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) saves lives, gives hope, and restores physical function. NJ Sharing Network is also dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of donation and transplantation and supporting both donor families and transplant recipients.

'Donate Life' flag Raised Throughout RWJBarnabas Health
Heartfelt Ceremony Honors Donors; Marks
Donate Life Month - View Event Photos

Reasons to register today and save a life:

  • Nationwide, there are nearly 115,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. 18 people die each day waiting on this list.
  • More than 43% of U.S. drivers are registered organ donors nationwide. New Jersey ranks 44 out of 50 states with approximately 32% of the 18+ population registered.
  • The decision to be an organ and tissue donor will in no way affect the level of medical care for a sick or injured person. The team of doctors and nurses involved in treating the patient are not involved with the transplant/recovery team, which is only involved after death has occurred.
  • People of all ages and medical histories can be potential donors and the need is greater than ever.
  • All major religions support organ and tissue donation.
  • You must renew your decision to be a donor every time your license or state ID expires. Saying "yes" is legal consent to the donation of your organs and tissue for transplantation and therapy.

For more information on how to get involved, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org

The New Jersey Sharing Network has partnered with RWJBarnabas Health and the Liberty Science Center to show LIVE Kidney Transplant Surgeries to help educate students about the procedure and to make them aware of the need for organ donations. Watch the video below to learn more about this program.

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