Barnabas Health Transplant Program Responsibilities and Plan
Educate transplant candidates and patients about emergency preparedness ahead of time
Attempt to contact patients directly with a scheduled appointment if the Transplant Program is closed on a short term basis (i.e. snow emergency)
Instruct the patient to contact the Transplant Program directly at 973-322-5065 (Saint Barnabas Medical Center) or 973-926-7555 (Newark Beth Israel Medical Center) if possible, as information related to the emergency event will be recorded on the voicemail message if the phone system is operational.
Contact the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) if the Transplant Program is not able to operate for an extended period of time in order to make arrangements for patient care and services at available back-up transplant facilities. Patients can access this information by calling the UNOS toll free Patient Services line at 888-894-6361 or go to their website at www.unos.org for information and instructions