Newark, NJ--Celebrated in April, National Donate Life Month features local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey offer the oldest and most experienced Heart Center in New Jersey, one of the largest Renal and Pancreas Transplant Programs in the country, and the state’s only Lung Transplant center.
Did you know . . .
- The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Program of Barnabas Health is one of the world's most progressive transplant programs and one of the largest among 240 in the U.S.
- The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division has NJ’s only Living Donor Institute.
- NBIMC performed 82 kidney transplants in 2011, 23 of which were from living donors.
- A groundbreaking 12-person, paired kidney exchange transplant chain was featured in a multimedia series, “Chain of Life” by The Star-Ledger.
To learn more, contact Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at 1.877.878.7555.
Did you know . . .
- The Barnabas Health Lung Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the only lung transplant center in New Jersey.
- The Lung Center performed its first lung transplant on August 25, 2008.
- The average waiting time for heart and lung transplants at NBIMC is the lowest in the tri-state region.
- The heart and lung transplant programs were awarded the Bronze Level by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Donation and Transplant Community of Practice in 2010.
To learn more, please call 973.926.4430.
Did you know . . .
- The heart transplant program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has ranked among the 10 most active programs in the U.S. for seven consecutive years.
- New Jersey’s first heart transplant was performed at Newark Beth Israel in1986.
- The heart transplant program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the oldest and most experienced in New Jersey.
- The Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program has performed more than 650 transplants since 1989.
- The heart transplant team consistently achieves long-term survival rates that exceed the national average.
To learn more, please call 973.926.7205.
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 a non-profit, federally-certified, state-approved organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the 4,700 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. For more information, please call 1-800-SHARE-NJ.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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Date: March 28, 2012
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