Each year, thousands of residents wait for organ transplants or life enhancing tissue donations. They wait for heroic individuals to make the generous decision to donate their organs, tissue or bones after death. In addition, medical education facilities are always searching for whole body donations to help them train future physicians, as well as to help contribute to important medical research.
More than 2.3 million people in New Jersey have made the decision to become organ donors. They simply let their family know prior to their death, signed a donor card or indicated donor status on their driver’s license.
Individuals may choose to donate their whole body, organs, tissue and/or bones to help as many people as they can.
Individuals who would like to register to become an organ and/or tissue donor can do so by contacting the NJ Sharing Network at 800.742.7365 or the Gift of Life at 1.800.366.6771.
Individuals can also register online at http://donatelifenj.org. You will need your Driver's License and Social Security Numbers to complete the registration process.