The NJ Organ & Tissue Sharing Network (NJOTSN) based in New Providence and the Gift of Life Donor Program (GLDP) headquartered in Philadelphia are the only two federally-sanctioned non-profit organ procurement organizations to serve New Jersey. Both groups are members of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
While a number of tissue banks operate in New Jersey, these organizations are the only groups that can procure vital organs for immediate transplantation.
Besides managing actual procurement activities, both organizations offer bereavement and grief counseling services to donor families, administer public and professional donor awareness education programs, organize speaking programs and distribute donor literature.
NJ Sharing Network
691 Central Avenue
New Providence NJ 07974
The NJ Sharing Network is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties along with Cooper and Lourdes hospitals in Camden.
The NJ Sharing Network share responsibility for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties with the Gift of Life.
The Gift of Life Donor Program
401 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19123
800-DONORS-1 / 800-KIDNEY-1
The Gift of Life Donor Program is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties along with Southern Ocean Medical Center. The program's wide coverage area includes New Jersey, the eastern half of Pennsylvania and the entire state of Delaware.
The Gift of Life shares responsibility for Ocean, Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties with the NJ Sharing Network.