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NJ Sharing Network works year-round to educate the public about the organ and tissue donation process and inspire people to choose to donate life. This section is your resource for fact sheets and backgrounders in providing information about organ and tissue donation or covering stories as a member of the media. Please direct all inquiries to John Valentine, Manager, Marketing and Communications: (908) 516-5428.

 


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Update on the child who received an organ donation from her sitter
5/3/2017

So many of us followed the story of baby Talia and the selfless act of kindness from her babysitter. So how are they doing now? Here’s how you can still help.If you missed the story of baby Talia and her incredibly generous college student babysitter from Monmouth County, and to see the ‘before’ photos, CLICK HERE. It is a heartwarming story of love, selflessness, generosity that goes above and beyond, and the chance for a baby girl to live who otherwise may not have made it very far.Now for the update. Here’s what Talia’s mom Farra says:(Photo from Farra Roskoe)(Kiersten and Talia now, Photo from Farra Rosko)“We are 3.5 months post-transplant. Both of our ladies are doing great. Kiersten (the sitter) is back to her old self, spending time with her friends and family.Talia is doing amazing and is very, very active, She has gained more weight (she is about 23 lbs) and we have dropped her steroids, Zantac and her antiviral medicine. We have also gone to monthly blood draws instead of bi-weekly.

 

Read more at 94.3 The Point

 

2018 Donate Life Rose Parade Float to reflect the gift of time and generosity of organ and tissue donors worldwide
5/2/2017

Before more than 13,000 cheering participants at the 15th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk event held this past weekend, OneLegacy unveiled the design for the Donate Life Rose Parade® float that will be featured at the 2018 Tournament of Roses® parade.This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170502006436/en/This year’s float entry, The Gift of Time, reflects the parade’s theme of Making a Difference by celebrating the power of kindness and the generous acts of people throughout the world who are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Perhaps no act is more emblematic of this than becoming an organ or tissue donor: a single organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of as many as 75 more by donating their corneas and tissue.Among those riding on the Donate Life Rose Parade® float will be former NFL coach Sam Wyche who received a donated heart in North Carolina in 2016, just hours before he was going to be transferred to hospice care. Wyche’s appearance is being co-sponsored by LifeShare of The Carolinas, Donate Life South Carolina and Sharing Hope of South Carolina. Additional participants honored on the float include Austin Elder, a sports and outdoors enthusiast who became an eye and tissue donor, sponsored by Trenton’s Legacy as well as heart recipient Yolanda Harshaw and her donor Melissa Owen, sponsored by ARORA.

 

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2 local residents join NJ Sharing Network board
4/27/2017

NEW PROVIDENCE - NJ Sharing Network recently made strategic appointments to its Board of Trustees to further fulfill the organization's mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation. John Creel, Director of Transplant Marketing for the Immunology & Dermatology Business Unit of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, now joins the NJ Sharing Network Board of Trustees. Creel is a seasoned marketing and sales professional with 20 years of experience building and leading dynamic teams, growing pharmaceutical brands and addressing unmet needs to improve patients' lives.

Creel has been with Novartis Pharmaceuticals for over 10 years and prior to being appointed to the role of Director of Transplant Marketing, Creel served as Director of Strategy and Operations, Critical Care Business Unit; Area Sales Manager, Multiple Sclerosis Business Unit; and Associate Director, Marketing for the Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroscience, and Cardiovascular Business Units. Prior to working for Novartis, he was Director of Marketing at Pfizer."

John brings a track record of driving performance in the highly specialized disease area of transplantation," said Joe Roth, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network. "He is a motivated and passionate leader who brings years of expertise to our leadership team. We are fortunate to have him join our Board."Creel received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and attended the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 

 

Read more at NJ.com

Summit resident joins NJ Sharing Network Board of Trustees
4/27/2017

SUMMIT, NJ — John Creel of Summit was recently appointed to the board of trustees for NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that recovers and places organ donations. Creel, himself a registered organ donor, is the director of transplant marketing for the immunology and dermatology business unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
“I discovered NJ Sharing Network after my family participated in the 5K in New Providence,” Creel told LocalSource in an April 24 phone interview. “I also crossed paths with them for work. I’ve seen what they’ve done for people, and many friends and neighbors are supporters of them and the work they do.”
Creel said he looks forward to spreading awareness in his new role and looks forward to supporting the cause.

 

Read more at Union News Daily

 

Two-hundred-fifty purple baby hats and counting
4/26/2017

A couple of people who came were from congregations that have knitting/crocheting ministries, and both of them said they were looking for places to donate shawls.

Thanks to my friend Arlene Kaplan, who was not at the mall on Tuesday, I know that the Sharing Network in New Providence is looking for shawls and wraps to give to the families of people who have been organ donors. I wrote about the Sharing Network last Thanksgiving, and you can still find that post on mycentraljersey.com (or just google "Pam MacKenzie Sharing Network" to find it). Arlene says at the rate they are producing shawls, it will take about two years to make a wrap for everyone on their list of donor-family members. If you'd like to donate shawls or wraps, get in touch with the Sharing Network at 691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974 or call 800-742-7365.

 

Read more at myCentralJersey.com

New Providence showed its support of National Donate Life Month.
4/26/2017

 

 

Read more at TAP into New Providence

 

Special program featuring NJ Sharing Network CEO Joe Roth
4/20/2017

PARSIPPANY — Members of the Morris County Multi-Organ Transplant Group held a special meeting on March 8 with guest speaker Joe Roth, New Jersey Sharing Network CEO.  Mr. Roth spoke about the organization’s  2016 accomplishments.
Organ transplantation is a vital lifesaving tool.  Over 118,000 men and women across the country are on the organ donor wait list according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Mr. Roth spoke about advancements in organ transplantation and statistics on donation, transplants performed.  2016 was a record breaking year for NJ Sharing Network as NJSN celebrates its 30th anniversary. During 2016, NJSN helped make 613 organ transplants possible, broken down into 138 liver, 24 pancreas, 299 kidney, 70 heart and 82 lung transplants. This represents a 15% increase from 2015 figures.
Members of the MCMOTG have had kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas and tissue/bone transplants, are on the wait list, have donated as well as family.  Members live in Parsippany, Morristown, Morris Township, Boonton, Denville, Chatham and Lake Hopatcong.

 

Read more at Parsippany Focus

Organ transplant group kicks off Donate Life Month with fundraising dinner
4/15/2017

PARSIPPANY — Merriment was abundant at Gourmet Cafe, 136 Baldwin Road, on April 3 as members and friends of the Morris County Organ Transplant Group kicked-off their annual Donate Life Month activities.  Also attending the dinner were representatives of NJ Sharing Network and members of Team Liberty who participate in the Transplant Games of America.


The money raised was donated to the NJ Sharing Network Foundation.
Other Donate Life Month activities of the group include a display case full of information on the lower level of the main library branch and tying green ribbons on trees around town.

 

Read more at Parsippany Focus

Blue and green ribbons herald Donate Life Month
4/15/2017

NEWTON and SPARTA — On Thursday, Mardh 30, Erin Louglas, the owner of Between the Bread on Spring Street in Newton, hosted a special event for the NJ Sharing Network and to help spread awareness of this vital organization. Green and blue ribbons were tied around the County Seat's main thoroughfare because April is Donate Life Month.


“My mom is an Organ Recovery Specialist for the NJ Share Network,” Louglas said. “April is national Donate Life Month. Volunteers met at our cafe this morning and decorated the street with green and blue ribbon to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation.” She added, “[Through organ donation] one person can donate and save eight lives and enhance a whole lot more. There are currently 49 people waiting for a transplant right here in Sussex County. The Sharing Network is a really special group of people and they save so many lives so we were more then happy to let them use Between The Bread as home base for this whole thing.” 

Read more at The Township Journal

South Side family grateful for decision in New Jersey
4/15/2017

Mixed emotions of gratitude, guilt and grief were overflowing in the heart of a local woman when she met the New Jersey family who donated their late son’s pancreas to save her life.
In the midst of death, a second chance at life was given.


On Sunday, the New Jersey Sharing Network honored 15-year-old Luke Bautista and his family for their donations to the organization. The Bautistas invited the local woman and her family to join the celebration. The Sharing Network helps recover and place donated organs.


Missy Masse, her husband Chris Masse and their 10-year-old daughter Katie drove to New Providence, New Jersey to meet the people who changed her life forever. The Masse family lives in South Williamsport.
“It was impossible to grasp that (Missy Masse) was going to walk through the door with a piece of our son,” Carla Bautista said.


The family’s decision to donate their son’s organs, bone, tissue and veins saved around 100 lives, according to the network. Missy Masse was one of those people.

 

Read More at Sun-Gazettle

The Impact of One Life
4/6/2017

Once upon a time, a beautiful little Jewish girl was enrolled in a local synagogue nursery school. When it came time for kindergarten, most of her classmates were going to enroll in the local Orthodox day school. The little girl’s parents were very Jewishly oriented but were not Orthodox. The little girl was very sad. She wanted to be with her friends. Being good parents they wanted to see their daughter happy, so they made an appointment to see the school and meet with the principal. The school made a very positive impression on the parents as far as the education piece was concerned. However, not being Orthodox, they were very concerned about potential conflicts that might arise between what their daughter would learn in school and what the family did at home.

 

Read more at Jewish Link of New Jersey

Organ transplants on the rise, but more people left on waiting lists
4/6/2017

Denise Schneider can’t breathe well most days, but that’s what happens when lungs function at only 15 percent.

A tube that runs over one ear, under her nose and over to the other ear is her primary source of oxygen. A machine keeps her alive.
Schneider hopes to soon get on the wait list at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia for a double lung transplant. But as regional hospitals are doing more transplants, the number of people on waiting lists rises faster.

Read more at Press of Atlantic City

5K Celebration of Life hosted by NJ Sharing Network
4/5/2017

 

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Gourmet Café fundraiser to support NJ Sharing Network
4/2/2017

PARSIPPANY — The Morris County Multi-Organ Transplant Group is hosting a fundraiser at Gourmet Cafe on Monday, April 3, as part of the group’s celebration of Donate Life Month in April.  The purpose of the month-long promotion is to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation awareness.  

A portion of sales from the day including lunch and dinner, eat in and take-out, as well as gift certificates go to the New Jersey Sharing Network Foundation.

 

 

 

Read more at Parsippany Focus

Donate Life Month
4/1/2017

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NJ Sharing Network partnered with RWJBarnabas Health for a campaign during Donate Life Month. appeared in the following publications:

Asbury Park Press
Daily Record
Courier News
Home News Tribune
The Trenton Times
The Star-Ledger
Hunterdon Democrat

 

 

 

 

 

Family of teen organ donor has rare meeting with recipient
4/1/2017

Most mornings when she opens her eyes, Missy Masse reaches for the insulin pump.

It's not there.


The 37-year-old Pennsylvania mom forgets: She has been cured of diabetes. But she’ll always remember the reason — an organ donation from 15-year-old Luke Bautista of Wall.


After Luke died in an accident at home last May, his organs helped save the lives of five people. Masse got his pancreas.
“I feel amazing,” she said. “I still, some days, wake up and think it’s not real.”


Read more at Asbury Park Press

Sparta Township Council proclaims April Donate Life Month
4/1/2017

SPARTA, NJ – The gift of life was celebrated at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday night.  Sparta Mayor Gil Gibbs read a proclamation recognizing April as National Donate Life month.  Kelly Bonaventure was there to accept the proclamation on behalf of the New Jersey Sharing Network.


Bonaventure shared some statistic about organ donation.  “There are 120,000 in this country on the transplant waiting list, five thousand in New Jersey, 49 in Sussex County and six right here in Sparta.” She read a poem by Robert Test titled “To Remember Me,” that inspired her in high school to “go right to the DMV and become an organ donor.”


Bonaventure wanted people to know that it is not necessary to go to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to become a donor.  It can now be done online.


Read more at TAP into Sparta 

Ribbons encourage support for organ donation
4/1/2017

Six years ago today, the love of Dan Sarnowski's life, Betsy Niles, died.
The day before, Niles, 60, had been struck by a motor vehicle while walking to catch a morning train in Montclair to go to work into New York City. The driver, blinded by the sun, had been unable to see her.
That evening, as Niles lay dying in a hospital, Sarnowski and Niles' daughter, Alexandra, were approached by a transplant coordinator for the New Jersey Sharing Network, who asked if Niles was an organ donor.
She wasn't, but, Sarnowski recalled, her daughter said, "I know my mother. She would give everything she could." Thus, a man in Newark has been off kidney dialysis for six years after receiving Niles' kidney, and 35 people had their lives improved due to tissue donation.
Green and blue ribbons that festoon Spring Street in Newton and the Main Street/Sparta Avenue/White Deer Plaza/Town Center Drive area in Sparta stand as testimonial to Niles and to others whose lives have been shared through organ and tissue donation.
Sarnowski, who now lives in Sparta, has been a volunteer with the New Jersey Sharing Network since shortly after Niles' death and on Thursday was among the group of volunteers who tied ribbons on lampposts in Newton. In April, he will visit area high schools to speak about the importance of organ donation.

 

Read more at NJ Herald

Teaneck hospital worker, transplant patient is young at heart
4/1/2017

TEANECK, N.J. — The heart of a would-be 25-year-old man beats inside of Holy Name Medical Center employee Myrtis Moore.


She doesn't think about it often, but the lime green bracelet she wears on her right wrist reminds her.
It reads: "New Jersey Sharing Network," an organization and community she became a part of when she received her heart transplant in 2008.


"God gave me a second life for a reason," said Moore, the materials manager for the hospital's operating rooms.

 

Read more at The Daily Voice

 

O’Scanlon’s bill allowing minors to register as organ donors passes in Assembly
3/31/2017

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that would allow minors as young as 14 years old register as organ donors was passed overwhelmingly, 74-0, in the Assembly on Thursday.  Currently, the youngest a person can register as a organ donor in New Jersey is 18.  The legislation gives parents of minor organ donors the ability to overrule the registration.
O’Scanlon worked on the bill with the NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit organization that manages the state’s organ transplant system.
“Children in need of organ transplants usually require organs smaller than those an adult can provide,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “Teens will be empowered to memorialize their wishes. The act is both selfless and admirable. The bill may also help to provide parents both guidance and comfort during a time of unimaginable loss.”

The Monmouth County legislator said the initiative is an opportunity for the Legis

 

Read more at More Monmouth Musings

 

Ray legacy lives on after death
3/30/2017

Charlotte Ray remembers vividly the day her son nervously asked her blessing to be the Tar Heel mascot.
Growing up in a University of Kentucky household, Jason Ray was unsure what his Wildcat parents would think of him masquerading as UNC-Chapel Hill’s Rameses.


“He calls me up, and he said, ‘I would love to do that,’ ” Charlotte Ray said. “He said, ‘I wonder what Dad would say.’ I said, ‘Jason, honey, that is your school, and if that’s what you want to do, you go ahead and apply.’ ”


Equally as vivid stands the day her teenage son announced he had become an organ donor.
Jason, then 18, proudly placed his renewed driver’s license down on the kitchen table in their Concord home, slightly crestfallen as his mother at first pretended not to notice the heart sticker in the bottom corner.

 

Read more at Independant Tribune

Transplant recipient grateful to donor’s family
3/29/2017

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- Over the weekend, we showed you a woman from Lycoming County meeting the family in New Jersey that donated the organs of their 15-year-old son.


Now, she's back home in the Williamsport area and talking with Newswatch 16 about what it meant to meet that family and the special, lifesaving friendship she now shares.


The woman from South Williamsport needed a pancreas transplant. She spent more than three years on a waiting list. When she finally got the call that she had a match, she never expected the outcome would mean so much to a family she had never met.


"It feels normal but this whole weekend still feels kind of surreal for me," said Missy Masse.

 

Read more at ABC WNEP

Laughs For Life Event to Benefit NJ Sharing Network and Family Options Adoption Agency
3/29/2017

Monmouth County Referral Group, Red Bank, NJ, will hold its annual charity event, “Laughs For Life,” on Thursday, March 16, 6-9pm at Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, NJ. The evening will include business networking, a silent auction, and a comedy show featuring NYC club favorite Doug Karpf. Net proceeds of the event will benefit two local charities, NJ Sharing Network and Family Options Adoption Agency and Counseling Center. 


Tickets are priced at $75.00 each, or $140.00 per couple. Event sponsorships are available at $100.00. All tickets be purchased through our website at http://www.monmouthcountyreferrals.com/ 
NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization committed to saving and enhancing lives through the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. They are responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. They are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 120,000 people on waiting lists. 


Read more at NJ Biz

Scholarships available for those affected by organ donation
3/28/2017

 

J Sharing Network is offering two $5,000 scholarships – $2,500 per semester – for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Niles, a children’s book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair whose organs were donated in 2011.
The Missy’s Miracle Scholarship was created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Missy Rodriguez’s liver transplant. She was 10 years old when she had her liver transplant and spreads awareness that children are also affected by organ and tissue donation.

Read more at Atlanticville News

 

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Organ donation from NJ teen helps Williamsport woman
3/28/2017

WILLIAMSPORT -- An organ donation from a teen in New Jersey has helped a woman from Lycoming County.
Luke Bautista died last year, but his donated organs helped save almost 100 other people.
One recipient from our area met Luke's family for the first time on Sunday.
Missy Masse walks through the door of the NJ Sharing Network into the open arms of the Bautista family. Her six-hour drive from Williamsport to New Jersey may never have happened at all if not for the lifesaving donation from their 15-year-old son.
Last May, Luke Bautista died in an accident in their New Jersey home. The decision was made by older brother C.J. to donate Luke's organs.
"It's pretty crazy," said C.J. "You can take parts of him and put them in someone else. They're living on now and improved Missy's life and it's pretty cool."

 

Read more at ABC WNEP

 

Teen organ donor saves nearly 100 lives
3/27/2017

MONMOUTH COUNTY, Nj.– A New jersey teenager, who died last year, is helping others even after his death. The 15-year old’s organs and tissues were donated, helping save almost 100-hundred lives. His family met the woman who received his pancreas, on Sunday.


Missy Masse walked through the door of the New Jersey Sharing Network and into the open arms of the Bautista family. Masse’s six-hour drive from Williamsport, Pa. to Monmouth County, New Jersey may not have happened at all, if it wasn’t for the life-saving donation from their 15-year-old son.


Last May, Luke Bautista died in an accident at their home. The heart-wrenching decision was made by older brother C.J. to donate Luke’s organs.

 

 

Read more at WPMT Fox43

Family tragically lost their son a year ago, but his organs and tissue helped dozens
3/27/2017

Two families came together in New Providence on Sunday to celebrate a 15-year-old boy whose organ donations changed the lives of many.


Luke Bautista was 15-years-old when he lost his life in a tragic accident last May. After doctors told Luke’s parents about an organ donor program called The Sharing Network, they realized that his organs could be used to keep others alive.


“There's no question. This is what Luke would do. He was such a giver," Carla Bautista said of her son.
Luke's heart, liver, and two kidneys have already been given to others and his tissues have helped dozens of people.


When a diabetic woman named Missy Masse found out that his pancreas was a match for her body, she was so grateful she reached out to the family.

 

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Two families brought together by heart donor
3/26/2017

 

POMPTON LAKES – It's been about two years since Thomas Eliezer received a life-saving heart transplant. Since then, the 47-year-old and his family have become very close to his donor's family.
This type of connection is uncommon, said Eliezer, who spoke at a NJ Sharing Network event recently with Gerry Mead, the widower of his heart donor - Barbara Mead.


The event recognized organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients, and members of the community who support the organization. The two told their stories in emotional speeches through tears and laughter. They remarked on their unique, and now strong friendship, and they urged support of organ donation and NJ Sharing Network. Barbara Mead was also recognized on what's known as the Landscape of Life.

Read more at North Jersey

NJ Sharing Network announces 2017-2018 scholarship opportunities
3/20/2017

 

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Breaking records, organ donations keep rising
3/19/2017

Barbara Mead told her husband years ago that she wanted to be an organ donor. Gerry Mead didn't want to. The Williamstown couple talked about it from time to time, but could not agree on the matter.

"When we pass, I'd like to be buried intact," he told her.
"If I can help someone, that's what I want to do — that's what I'm here for," she'd argue back.
It was a hypothetical conversation, the kind couples think will never really be tested in life. But on May 10, 2015, Mother's Day, the 52-year-old teacher's aide slipped and fell. The next day, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Mead learned his wife of 29 years and the mother of his two sons was brain-dead and would not recover. She was listed as an organ donor, he was told. Would he honor her wishes?
"I said, 'Oh my God, she got me.'" Gerry Mead recalled. "She wins again."

Read more at Courier-Post

 

Life & Living with Joanna Gagis
3/17/2017

We’re often reminded of the cliché “the children are our future,” but we rarely take a moment to think about what that really means. Educating our youth by encouraging their mental and physical growth and providing them with the tools they need to succeed are vital when attempting to create a better future for our world. This is something that LifeCamp firmly believes.
LifeCamp is an educational and activity-based camp offered every summer to kids between six and 13-years-old who come from the greater Newark public school system as well as the Newark Charter School Programs. The six-week program is located on the Life Farm in the Morris County section of Pottersville. It offers an opportunity for campers to learn life skills and brush up on their academics, art and athletics. LifeCamp strives to inspire kids to learn, play and succeed by providing them the resources to do so.


Read more at Best of NJ

New Providence Borough Council honors local businesses
3/14/2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the New Providence business community at its Monday, March 13 meeting for their continued contribution to the community. “The town wouldn’t be what it is without you,” Mayor Al Morgan said.


Morgan presented the certificates to the following businesses with representatives attending: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Creative Wallcoverings, Davies and Associates, Elefante Music, Investor’s Savings Bank, NP Lions Club, Martial Arts for Life, NJ Sharing Network, Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream and Prestige Diner. Additionally, Lantern Hill, Braunsweiger’s Jewelers, UC Board of Chosen Freeholders, Lassus Wherley, Overlook Medical Center and Summit Medical Group also earned the certificate.


The business community supports many local events, including such New Providence staples as the annual Christmas Walk and the Street Fair.  The association also contributes to summer concerts, Farmers Market, Independence Day fireworks, Halloween downtown trick-or-treating and the charity 5K race. The business community also organizes the annual holiday party for borough employees, volunteers, committee members and the members of the business association.

 


Read More at TAP into New Providence

 

Englewood woman honored for work sharing families’ precious gifts
3/6/2017

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Paula Gutierrez, of Englewood, recently received the Early Careerist Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives for her work as transplant coordinator at NJ Sharing Network.

This honor recognizes ACHE affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence.

Read more at Englewood Daily Voice

 

Delbarton students watch live surgery
3/6/2017

JERSEY CITY – A couple hundred students, including five AP Biology students from Delbarton, traveled to the Liberty Science Center earlier this week to watch a live kidney transplant take place in real time.Prior to the start of the surgery, the students heard from Reenie Harris, a 74-year-old Morristown woman who gave her kidney to a stranger a few years ago.

 

 

 

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Suburban Chamber to honor community members at annual awards event
2/22/2017

Other honorees include the New Jersey Sharing Network -- 'Organization of the Year';

Read more at TAP into Summit

 

 

Fire 1 students at Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute recently discussed the gift of organ and tissue donation
1/31/2017

Mahwah, NJ - The "New Jersey Sharing Network" recently discussed organ and tissue donation with Fire 1 students at Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah.

 

Read more at 1st Reponder Newspaper

 

 

Top 20 Nonprofit Fundraising Idea
1/30/2017

“The most important thing any nonprofit professional can do is dream big. Set high fundraising goals, seize every opportunity, and continually challenge the status quo at your organization. If you always focus on something greater, you will surprise yourself at how much you can achieve.”

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Cooper University Health Care awarded for donor awareness
1/29/2017

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NJ Sharing Network Marks Record-Breaking Year for Lives Saved in 2016
1/18/2017

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, is proud to announce that it has achieved another record-breaking year making 613 transplants possible, representing a 16 percent increase from 2015.  Tissue donation also broke records for the organization with a 10 percent increase from the previous year.
“NJ Sharing Network exists for one reason – to save lives – and this is the highest number of organs transplanted in the 30-year history of our organization,” said Joe Roth, president and chief executive officer, NJ Sharing Network.  “We accomplished this because of the endless commitment of our staff, the excellence of our transplant laboratory, the dedication of our volunteer corps and, most of all, the generosity and compassion of our donors and donor families who make the decision to the give the gift of life by registering as donors and talking about it with their loved ones.”

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Severely Burned Athlete/Model Thanks Tissue Donors In New Providence
1/7/2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Turia Pitt, an Australian elite athlete and former model and mining engineer, owes her life to tissue donors after more than 65 percent of her body was severely burned in a freak firestorm.
“It’s crazy to think that I am only really alive because of donations from 16 Americans,” Pitt told Patch.
Pitt was competing in a 100-kilometer ultra-marathon in the Australian outback when she and another runner were tapped in the fire.
“I was medivaced out and doctors knew I needed a skin donation,” Pitt said. “My kidneys were failing and I was in a really critical state. If didn’t get a tissue donation by that afternoon I was going to be dead.”
Australian doctors turned to MTF, a leading U.S. tissue bank headquartered in Edison. Where 16 Americans from Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington.donated skin tissue to save her life.


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Camden Hospital honored for work
1/2/2017

CAMDEN - Two city hospitals have been recognized for raising organ and tissue donation awareness through a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The campaign has added 400,000 registered organ and tissue donors since 2011.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care held educational and registry events for staff, patients, visitors and the public about the need for organ and tissue donors. The two hospitals were among 42 in New Jersey recognized for their work by the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
The hospitals worked on the campaign between May 2015 and April 2016 with NJ Sharing Network. In 2015, the organization and its hospital partners made 531 transplants possible, the most in a single year. New Jersey organ transplants rose 37 percent from 388 cases in 2014.

Read more at Courier-Post

Rose Parade float will honor Holmdel organ donor
12/31/2016

After her death in 2008, Courtney Dayback's organs benefited seven people. Her image will appear on a float in Pasadena.
It’s a powerful part of the Rose Parade each New Year’s Day, a float dedicated to honor organ donors and the recipients of their life-saving gifts.
This year’s Donate Life float will be especially moving for Holmdel residents Dennis and Linda Dayback. It will carry the image of their daughter Courtney, whose organs benefited seven people after she died from cardiac arrest at age 19 in 2008.
“We’re honored,” Dennis Dayback said. “Courtney is not with us, but I’m very proud of Courtney. She was just a very giving, very generous person.”
A Holmdel High School graduate, Courtney Dayback  suffered cardiac arrest while attending classes at Brookdale Community College in Middletown. Her parents decided to donate her organs through N.J. Sharing Network, a nonprofit organ procurement organization based in Union County.
“Each donor has the possibility of saving eight lives,” Dennis Day


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Cooper Receives Award From NJ Sharing Network for Organ Transplant Awareness Efforts
12/28/2016

 

Cooper University Health Care was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for raising organ and tissue donation awareness in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,000 registered organ and tissue donors since 2011.

Cooper conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016 and was awarded bronze recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

Cooper worked on the campaign with NJ Sharing Network. The organization in New Jersey responsible for saving lives through organ and tissue donation. By working with its hospital partners, the organization was able to make 531 transplants possible in 2015, a record-breaking year.

Read more at Inside Cooper

Burned runner thanks Edison foundation for lifesaving tissue donation
12/20/2016

EDISON — An Australian ultra-marathon runner who was severely burned in a freak firestorm visited New Jersey last week to thank 500 staff members at the headquarters of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), whose work in tissue donation saved her life.
MTF, based in Edison, is American’s leading tissue bank and the nonprofit organization provided the skin grafts that saved Turia Pitt’s life.
Pitt, an endurance athlete, former model and mining engineer, was burned over 65 percent of her body when a fast-moving fire trapped her and other runners participating in a 100-kilometer ultra-marathon in the Australian outback.
Australian physicians struggling to save Pitt knew she needed skin grafts, yet no donated skin was available at the time in Australia. So doctors turned to MTF.


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Paterson man on call to support grieving families
12/12/2016

PATERSON, N.J. – Juan Garcia’s job isn’t easy.
The family support coordinator for the NJ Sharing Network travels across the state to meet with and counsel families facing sudden grief.
The Paterson man is there for families whose loved ones may be pronounced brain dead. He guides families through trauma.
Whatever a family needs, Garcia is there.
“If I were in that situation, I would want someone to be there for me, so I see it from that perspective."There are more than 5,000 people in New Jersey waiting for life-saving organ or tissue transplants, said Garcia, whose organization helps coordinate donations.
“One person potentially can save up to seven lives through organ donation, and through tissue it could be even more than 50 people. Pretty amazing,” he said.


Read more at the Daily Voice

Newark toddler lives on in children who needed second chance
12/9/2016

ive years ago, Abel Montesino missed an entire year of school in Newark.
The then-eighth-grader was on dialysis, a tiresome process that began to wear on him, making the 14-year-old teen doubt he'd ever receive the kidney he desperately needed.
"I was getting depressed,'' he said. "Dialysis was painful."
That same year -- on April 7, 2011 -- 13-month-old Zoe Jackson was with her cousin and aunt as they crossed South 18th Street at 18th Avenue in Newark. At the same time, a stolen 

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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
12/7/2016

 

ur Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for raising organ and tissue donation awareness in a national campaign sponsored by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Lourdes was awarded the campaign’s highest tier—Platinum Level.

Lourdes conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016, achieving the highest of the campaign’s four-level awards. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for our work to increase the number of registered organ donors,” said Alan Pope, MD, Lourdes Health System Chief Medical Officer. “As a transplant center, we are acutely aware of the need for organ donation. Through the generosity of patients and their loved ones, we are able to provide second chances at life to residents across South Jersey and the region. I applaud our team for its commitment to this important initiative.”

Read more at Hospital newspaper

Newark organ donor and hospital honored for saving lives
12/6/2016

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"Union Twp. Libraries list events for December - WRAPPED IN LOVE KNITTING GROUP "
11/28/2016

Union Twp. libraries list events for December
 Community Bulletin By Community Bulletin on November 28, 2016 at 3:28 PM0sharesThe Union Public Library has exciting events planned for adults, teens and children during the month of December 2016 at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH). 
The library now offers New Jersey Career Connections to provide job-search and career navigation assistance to community members. Among other functions, New Jersey Career Connections can help you apply for funding assistance, prepare a personal budget, research and attend skills training, sharpen existing skills, build and enhance your resume, and learn interview and job-search skills. You can access the New Jersey Career 


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Volunteers, agencies team up to lend a hand up
11/21/2016

MORRISTOWN -
Hundreds of homeless or otherwise needy citizens poured into St. Peter's Episcopal Church Thursday for Project Homeless Connect, a gathering of more than 20 county agencies, nonprofit groups and community organizations prepared to dispense essential products, services and information to the people who need it most.
"When you see the folks who are being served here today, look in the mirror and ask yourself,  'How far away am I, how far away is my family from losing everything and being on the streets?' " said Lou Schwarcz, president and CEO of the Mental Health Association of Morris County, which served as the event's host organization. "Any one of us can fall down hard, and we are here as a community to help those who have fallen, to lift them emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, physically, with all the resources this great team has pulled together."


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Sparta youth to be remember in Rose Parade
11/19/2016

By Laurie Gordon 
SPARTA — A floragraph finishing event was held at the home of Tom and Kylen Anderson, in Sparta, on Tuesday evening to honor the memory of their son, Isak C. Anderson. The floragraph will be displayed as part of the Donate Life Float at the 128th Rose Parade on January 2nd in Pasadena, California. 
Family and friends paid a special tribute to Isak and his life by decorating a custom floragraph, which is a portrait made of floral and natural materials. The floragraph is a way to honor Anderson and raise awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. The 14-year-old’s organs saved the lives of patients waiting for their second chance.

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Essex County infant saves 3 lives: NJ organ donation
11/19/2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — When the family of Zoë Gina Jackson met their infant daughter’s kidney donation recipient six years after her death, there was an instant connection between the two families that transcended the pain and suffering of losing a child.
That’s part of the touching legacy that the infant Essex County resident is leaving behind, and which will be commemorated on the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, on Jan. 2.
According to her family, Zoë was only 13-months-old when she passed away in April 2011, but she was already an “old soul.”

Read the full article at West Orange Patch

 

Toddler who gave gift of life from New Jersey to be honored in Rose Parade
11/19/2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey toddler who gave the gift of life to others will be honored in the Rose Parade in California.
Zoe Gina Jackson, just 13 months old, died after a car hit her in Newark in 2011.

She helped three people by donating her organs.
Her likeness will appear on New Jersey Sharing Network's Donate Life float in the Rose Parade.

Thursday night, her family members, along with a teenager who received her kidney, met in New Providence to decorate the floragraph.
Zoe's mother says she couldn't imagine not letting her daughter save the lives of others.
"This gives me a purpose and a reason to go on every day," Zoe's mother said.

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Parents of Organ and Tissue Donor Talk About Their Hero
11/17/2016

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Interviews from the Landscape of Life Meditaion Garden - Part 1-3
11/17/2016

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Interviews from the Landscape of Life Meditaion Garden - Part 1 with Peter Rooney and Missy Rodriguez

Interviews from the Landscape of Life Meditaion Garden - Part 2- Mary Ellen McGlynn and Jane Buckiewicz

Interviews from the Landscape of Life Meditation Garden - Part 3 - Interviews Elisse Glennon and Muzi Li

Montclair runner Ali Niles tackles the New York City Marathon Nov. 6
11/17/2016

For Ali Niles, taking part in the New York City Marathon for the first time this Sunday as an elite runner will be a triumph, a milestone in her running career.

It will also be part of her larger story and a connection to a shared interest with her late mom, Betsy Niles.
Montclair’s Ali Niles runs in Brookdale Park in preparation for the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Her mother was 60 when she was tragically killed in 2011 when a vehicle struck her on Bellevue Avenue as she tried to catch her train at the Upper Montclair Train Station to commute to work into New York City.

Running was a casual pastime for the elder Niles who was a Montclair resident like her daughter.

"We never really ran at the same time," said Niles, who used to be a gymnast prior to taking up running and said her mother decided to give up the exercise by the time she started to get involved in it.

"I like to compete," she said about her interest in the sport that led her to run in a number of marathons — even in harsh weather conditions that would make less determined athletes quit. Her mother was often there standing in the rain watching her efforts.

Read the full article at The Montclair Times

Morris County Organ Transplant Group is Sponsoring a "Dine for Dollars"
11/17/2016

PARSIPPANY — The members of the Morris County Organ Transplant Group are sponsoring a “Dine for Dollars” to benefit New Jersey Sharing Network on Tuesday, November 15 at Kafe Mozart, 2900 Route 10 West, Parsippany.


A percentage of sales to patrons presenting the event flyer go to the NJ Sharing Network Foundation whose mission is to increase the number of lives saved through research, donor family support, education and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.


To get a copy of the flyer either e-mail by clicking here, call Nick at (973) 984-6966 or click here to download. You can also visit Kafe Mozart website under “Dine for Dollars” tab at kafemozart.com. A


Kafe Mozart is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Kafe Mozart is located in Powder Mill Plaza West, 2900 Route 10 West.  To make a reservation call (973) 998-7788.


Members in the group have had heart, lung, liver, kidney and tissue transplants while others have donated organs to save lives.

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Wrapped in Love Monthly Knitting Group at Union Public Library - Vauxhall Branch
11/17/2016

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Comfort Donor Families by Knitting Shawls for Wrapped in Love
11/17/2016

One of the hardest things anyone who has lost a loved one will have to do is make a decision about organ and tissue donation. Oftentimes these families are already dealing with a tragic loss, and now they must make a difficult decision at an emotional time.

I received a Facebook message from a woman involved in a donation program called the NJ (New Jersey) Sharing Network who, I think, understands this struggle all too well. She wrote:
My name is Jillian Padilla, and I run the Wrapped in Love program for NJ Sharing Network. I’m looking to expand the program and get more people who knit and crochet involved. The program provides handmade shawls for families who have said yes to organ and tissue donation.”
I think this is a beautiful idea! I knew immediately that I wanted to feature this program, and I asked Jillian for more information. The following is what she gave me.

About Wrapped in Love and the NJ Sharing NetworkNJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. It is part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 122,000 people on waiting lists. The Foundation raises funds in order to support donor families, conduct research and educate about organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

 

Read More at KnittingforCharity.org

 

 

NJ May Allow Teens to Become Organ Donors After Death
11/17/2016

TRENTON — Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, D-Monmouth, has introduced legislation that would allow minors as young as 14 years old  to register to donate their organs if they die.Under the measure, the state Motor Vehicle Commission would be directed to ask the question when youngsters age 14, 15, 16 and 17 get  a non-driver photo ID to operate a moped, their learner’s permit or a provisional driver’s license.“Right now in New Jersey we limit our state’s ability to ask if you want to be a donor to those 18 and older, so we miss out on asking people younger than that, we miss out on that prompt,” O’Scanlon said

Read More at New Jersey 101.5: NJ may allow teens to become organ donors after death 

 

 

23 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What
11/17/2016

 Hold a daily huddle."Due the nature of our mission, lives depend on how efficiently we operate as an organization. Each morning, our senior leadership team meets by phone or in person for a quick huddle about their daily schedule. Although it only lasts about five minutes, it has been critical in breaking down silos, building trust and preventing future miscommunication in our fast-paced work environment. It has also made our meetings more productive because we can focus on the issues with little need to bring everyone up to speed."


--Joseph S. Roth, president and CEO of NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in New Jersey.

 

Read the full article at The Inc. Life

 

Stella e Luna: The Stars of Point Pleasant Beach
11/10/2016

The summer season ensures a steady flow of traffic, and in general, sales are easier to come by during this time. When the tourists leave, the locals come out to shop, and Jim and Lauren make it enticing for them.  They offer weekly themed specials such as their “10 and 10” week where a customer gets 10 percent off an item and 10 percent is donated to a worthy charitable cause. In this instance, the beneficiary is the NJ Sharing Network, which is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization committed to saving and enhancing lives through the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

In fact, promotions with a charitable theme are a staple at the store: During the Winter Holiday Season, for instance, a large basket of items is raffled off,  with proceeds again going to worthy, local charitable causes.


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Fundraiser in Parsippany to support N.J. Sharing Network
11/9/2016

he members of the Morris County Organ Transplant Group are sponsoring Dine for Dollars to benefit New Jersey Sharing Network Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kafe Mozart in Powder Mill Plaza West, 2900 Route 10 in Parsippany.

A percentage of sales of those who present the event flyer will go to the foundation, whose mission is to increase the number of lives saved through research, donor family support, education and public awareness about the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

See the article at Parsippany Life

Parsippany’s Woman’s Club & Kiwanis receive honors
11/9/2016

The club is committed to making the world better by making communities better. The Kiwanis Club’s service efforts, particularly in service to children and families, leave a large footprint on the community. It supports the Parsippany Child Day Care Center, Parsippany Library, and numerous other organizations such as Housing Partnership, N.J. Sharing Network, The Women’s Theater, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Homeless Solutions, Eliminate Project, Parsippany Community Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Children’s Specialized Hospital.

NJ Nonprofit Says Minority Organ Donors are Needed
10/20/2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, local nonprofit NJ Sharing Network is reaching out to Essex County’s minorities – including Hispanic and Latino Americans – and asking them to consider saving a life through organ donation.


To show the impact that one person’s selfless decision can have, NJ Sharing Network offered the story of Newark resident Reinaldo Garcia, who became an organ donor and saved a life when he passed away in 2011.


According to a news release from NJ Sharing Network, Reinaldo’s parents – Ezequiel and Iris – are now both ardent advocates of organ donation, regularly volunteering with the nonprofit at events such as the Transplant Games of America, a multi-sport festival event that highlights the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.

 

Ready the full article at Newark Patch

 

Payne: A heart transplant saved my wife
10/20/2016

Payne: A heart transplant saved my wifeOct. 14, 2016 - 1:19 -

FBN’s Charles Payne on his wife’s heart transplant procedure.

 

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Talk About the Importance of Organ and Tissue Donation in New Jersey
10/20/2016

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NJ Nonprofit Says Minority Organ Donors are Needed
10/15/2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, local nonprofit NJ Sharing Network is reaching out to Essex County’s minorities – including Hispanic and Latino Americans – and asking them to consider saving a life through organ donation.

To show the impact that one person’s selfless decision can have, NJ Sharing Network offered the story of Newark resident Reinaldo Garcia, who became an organ donor and saved a life when he passed away in 2011.

According to a news release from NJ Sharing Network, Reinaldo’s parents – Ezequiel and Iris – are now both ardent advocates of organ donation, regularly volunteering with the nonprofit at events such as the Transplant Games of America, a multi-sport festival event that highlights the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.

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Payne: A heart transplant saved my wife
10/14/2016

 

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Talk About the Importance of Organ and Tissue Donation in New Jersey
10/13/2016

 

 

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In Viral Campaign, A Lesson for CMO's: Make The Unpopular Choice For The Sake of Reaching Your Target
10/11/2016

In early August, a promotional video called “World’s Biggest Asshole” quietly launched on YouTube. The nearly three-minute-long video from organ-donation nonprofit Donate Life America features Coleman Sweeney, a fictional jerk of a character who goes through life bound and determined to treat others badly and otherwise bestow bad days on the world.

He’s infinitely disgusting, repugnant. He’s someone you’d never wish to run into, a nightmare of a neighbor. And yet, at the abrupt end of his life, he is a hero. One act—registering to be an organ donor—enabled him to save others’ lives.

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Interview with Joe Roth at Landscape of Life Meditaion Garden Opening
10/3/2016

 

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In Memory Of A Sister - The story of Sigma Beta Chi's sorority and how they are remembering their late sister
9/25/2016

Sisterhood is the idea of unending unity, of family. When a member of a family passes away, it impacts all that knew them long-term.  It is a period of adjustment, and a period of relentless sadness and unending strength. 

The sisters of Sigma Beta Chi Sorority are currently facing the struggle of mourning. Courtesy of Kean University and Sigma Beta Chi Sorority alumna Florencia Scuderi, this is the story of Miluska "Millie" Aguinaga, a 2012 alumna of both Kean University and Sigma Beta Chi Sorority. 

In 2010, Millie was misdiagnosed with Hepatic Steatosis, more commonly referred to as "Fatty Liver Disease." In actuality, what the doctors believed was Hepatic Steatosis was a rare combination of illnesses that were simultaneously attacking her liver.

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Bike ride to promote organ donor network
9/21/2016

HOPE — Motorcycle kickstands went up at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and despite a little rain, the day was about awareness and celebrating life. The NJ Sharing Network is a vital non-profit organization that links organ donors with those in need of a particular organ. The organization spread the word and built awareness with a breakfast featuring organ recipients speaking, followed by a motorcycle ride from Tramontin Harley Davidson/Honda in Hope, around the area and concluded with an Octoberfest celebration at The Inn at Millrace Pond.

More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving transplant and nearly 5,000 live right here in New Jersey. Nationwide, 21 people die each day waiting on this list.

Read more atThe Township Journal

 

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner Attracts Record Numbers to Honor Local Residents and Businesses
9/17/2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to this year’s honorees at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Cocktail Reception, the organization’s biggest event of the year, the LACC hosted the largest reception dinner to date on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, which attracted a record 235 guests.

I've never been as proud of Livingston as I was that evening. It's the great people like the ones honored that make us this town and our community," said Beth Lippman, executive director of the LACC.

 

Read more on Tap into Livingston

 

Wrapped in Love Program
9/15/2016

NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation, and is part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 122,000 people on waiting lists.  Our Foundation raises funds in order to support donor families, conduct research and educate about organ and tissue donation and transplantation.  

An integral part of NJ Sharing Network’s mission is to provide care during and after a donor family's experience.  Our organization is looking for ambassadors to knit or crochet beautiful shawls for families of organ and tissue donors.  Through the Wrapped in Love program, donor families are honored with handmade shawls that are tangible expressions of comfort and compassion.  In joining this program, volunteers are supporting and honoring families whose loved one generously gave the gift of life.  


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Rutgers Senior Designs Meditation Garden
9/9/2016

A good landscape architecture design can provide people with the opportunity to experience the "variation of time and different scenery," said Muzi Li, a Graduate School—New Brunswick student who unveiled her design of the New Jersey Sharing Network’s (NJSN) Landscape of Life Meditation Garden on July 28.

“This gives more possibilities for landscape architects to design not only the spaces, but also the landscape in different time and different season," Li said. "That is why landscape architecture amazes me the most.”

 

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Gift of Life team member in Jerusalem
9/6/2016

As Alex Babcock, 21, of Howell was visiting the Kotel in Jerusalem Aug. 21 as a member of a Birthright Israel trip, he was also a member of Team Luke, participating — albeit at a distance — in the NJ Sharing Network’s annual 5K Celebration of Life event taking place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft to benefit efforts to promote organ donation.

The team was named in honor of Luke Bautista of Wall, who gave the gift of life to five people. Luke died May 6, just five weeks after his 15th birthday.

Read more at New Jersey Jewish News

 

Golf to Save Lives
9/1/2016

The fifth annual Team Courtney Golf Outing raised $13,000 for New Jersey Sharing Network and its mission to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation. Teeing off were, from left, David O’Hara and Jackie Lue Raia, NJ Sharing; Ken Schlager, New Jersey Monthly;  Linda and Dennis Dayback, parents of Courtney, an organ donor; and Carolyn Welsh, NJ Sharing.

Read more on NJ Monthly 

A special episode of Life & Living with Joanna Gagis
9/1/2016

 

The Gift of Life Interviews Part 1: 5K Celebration of Life
8/31/2016

Steve Adubato goes on-location to NJ Sharing Network's Annual 5k to talk with individuals who share their profound stories about the impact of organ and tissue donation on their lives.

One on One with Steve Adubato

One on One with Steve Adubato

Steve Adubato On The Air: pt1

Steve Adubato On The Air: pt2

Knitting for Charities, NJ Sharing Network
8/30/2016

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New iPhone App Will Literally Save Lives
8/29/2016

If you're one of the 5,000 New Jersey residents whose life is on hold while you wait for an organ donation, an iPhone app set to debut this fall could be a lifesaver.
We mean that in the true sense of the word "lifesaver."
Apple has teamed up with the nonprofit Donate Life America to equip its new phone with the technology to register as organ donors online, with just a few clicks, NJSpotlight reported earlier this month.
The Garden State can feel proud of its record in providing hearts, lungs and other vital organs used in transplant surgery.
About 40 percent of the state's 6.5 million driver's license holders have registered to be donors through the Motor Vehicle Commission, and the number of surgeries involving transplants increased by more than one-third in 2015.

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Family finds solace in deceased 15-year-old son’s organ donations
8/26/2016

Luke David Bautista grew up in Wall Township, New Jersey and attended Wall High School. He was an aspiring drummer and video producer. His dad says that Luke brought love, laughter, and light to everyone he came in contact with.
Luke died at the age of 15 this past spring after an automobile crash. But his light continues to shine within the people he has saved through the donation of his heart, liver, both kidneys, pancreas and descending thoracic aorta, which will be grafted to construct dialysis ports for 25- to 0 people.
He was also able to make skin and bone donations, which will enhance the lives of up to 75 others.
Luke’s dad, Chris Bautista, says “Luke is truly a hero in the eyes of his family and friends because of the way he lived his life and the impact he had on so many people. He was ordinary in many ways, but he made every moment of his life count and he was never afraid to be himself. He took time every day to make other people smile.”

Read More at EveryOrganDonor.org

 

 

Essex County Hospital Earns National Recognition
8/25/2016

Hackensack UMC Mountainside is one of several North Jersey hospitals being honored for their organ donor enrollment programs.
The hospital received a "gold award," the second-highest honor for organ donation campaign, from the U.S., according to an announcement sent out on July 28 by Hackensack Meridian Health, the hospital's parent company.
In all, a total of 995 hospitals across the United States received recognition, including 42 in New Jersey and 10 in the Hackensack Meridian Health network. Another Essex County hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, received a platinum award – the highest award in the campaign.
The awards were given as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s campaign to add more names to organ donor registries in each state; the awards were based on each hospital's accomplishments between March 2015 and April 2016.

 

Read More at NorthJersey.com...

 

 

Organ donation in NJ: What it’s like to be in the operating room
8/23/2016

The tragic story of Luke David Bautista, the 15-year-old Wall Township boy who lost his life in an automobile accident last spring, got us talking about organ donors. Luke’s living on through his organs, which were harvested and are enhancing the lives of up to 75 people.We heard from caller after caller who either donated an organ or received one. But the hour ended with a call from Trisha who works in the operating room where organs are harvested. Trisha took us through the process and how different the room is when the harvesting is happening compared to other operations. Both are saving lives but in such a totally different way.Tisha described a typical day in the O.R. as “a happy place,” with music playing and casual conversation. On the day of the organ harvest, however, she described the mood as “solemn” with “a certain reverence in the air.”It was inspiring to hear what it was like from her perspective. She urges Jerseyans to consider being organ donors because you just don’t realize how many lives you could be saving.

Read More at New Jersey 101.5

 

Steve Adubato's Meditation Garden Dedication Speech
8/23/2016

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15 Year Old from Wall Dies But His Donated Organs Save Many
8/20/2016

Luke died at the age of 15 this past spring after an accident. But his light continues to shine within the people he has saved through the donation of his heart, liver, both kidneys, pancreas, and his descending thoracic aorta, which will be grafted to construct dialysis ports for 25-30 people. He was also able to make skin and bone donations, which will enhance the lives of up to 75 others.Luke’s dad, Chris Bautista, says “Luke is truly a hero in the eyes of his family and friends because of the way he lived his life and the impact he had on so many people. He was ordinary in many ways, but he made every moment of his life count and he was never afraid to be himself. He took time every day to make other people smile.”Chris wants to remind you that you, too, have the potential to be heroic. He invites you to become a member of Team Luke and participate in the NJ Sharing Network 5K

 

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TEAM LUKE Interview with Lou and Liz in the Morning on 94.3 The Point
8/20/2016

Wall teen's organ donation saved five lives
8/19/2016

Since his death in May, Luke Bautista's family has advocated for organ donation. An event takes place Sunday in Lincroft Luke Bautista was a giver.
“He was one of those kids who always held the door for you, who always asked if you had a nice day,” his dad, Chris Bautista, said. “He loved making everybody laugh.”
In May, after his tragic death at the age of 15, the Wall High School freshman gave the ultimate gift: five of his organs, saving the lives of five strangers.
“On Mother’s Day, his mom, myself and (older brother) C.J. are sitting in a funeral home, planning his funeral, and the parents of a 14-year-old boy in New York are celebrating because that boy got Luke’s heart,” Chris Bautista said. “It was the only thing keeping us going.”

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Organ Transplants Up in New Jersey as Awareness of the Need Grows
8/17/2016

A new iPhone app that will make it easier than ever to register as a donor is expected to save more lives
organ transplantThe number of organ transplants in New Jersey increased by more than one-third in 2015 and a growing number of surgeries suggests that even more lives will be saved through these procedures this year.
But organ transplant advocates say their work is far from done. The lives of some 5,000 Garden State residents remain in limbo as they wait for the donation of a healthy heart, lung, or one of a half-dozen other organs approved for transplant. One person here dies every three days while waiting for surgery.
Interest in organ donation is likely to greatly expand this fall, when Apple releases a new iPhone with an app that enables users to register their gift of life online, with a few clicks. The computer giant announced in July it has created a partnership with Donate Life America that enables donors to enroll through their iOS 10 phones in a national database designed to match donor organs with patients most in need.

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Plainfield Transplant Recipient Dedicates Self to Spreading Awareness
8/17/2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield resident Keath Gerald received a heart and liver transplant concurrently during a 12-hour surgery just one year ago.
Since then, as a volunteer for NJ Sharing Network, Gerald has dedicated himself to spreading awareness about organ and tissue donation. Gerald is the captain of his 5K team “Heartopia” and will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of his transplant at NJ Sharing Network’s Annual 5K Celebration of Life Walk on Sunday, Aug. 21 to honor those who gave the gift of life, pay tribute to those who have received a transplant, offer hope to those currently waiting for a transplant and remember those who passed away while waiting for the gift of life.
Every year, the 5K Celebration of Life events bring together thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers in support of NJ Sharing Network’s life-saving mission. Lincroft is the third and final location of 2016 for the 5K Celebration of Life...

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Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin Eileen McCullion "NJ Sharing Network"
8/16/2016

 

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Bert Baron Discusses NJSN's 5K in Lincroft
8/16/2016

 

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Upcoming 5K aims to recruit, educate potential NJ organ donors
8/15/2016

Following successful events earlier this year in Paramus and New Providence, the NJ Sharing Network is reaching out to the Lincroft area with a 5K race to spread its mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.People running in city marathonRafal Olkis, ThinkStockThe NJ Sharing Network, which has served New Jersey’s 14 northernmost counties for nearly 30 years, is a federally designated organ procurement organization affiliated with 54 hospitals across the state. Their 5K, sponsored by the group’s charitable foundation, is coming up on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Brookdale Community College.

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Bryan Clauson, Walter Payton were epitome of why being an organ donor is so important
8/10/2016

Even in death, Bryan Clauson will live on.
The 27-year-old race car driver who was as talented as he was friendly suffered a tragedy no one – nor his family or friends – should ever have to go through.
Clauson was doing what he loved, racing last Saturday in a Midget dirt race in Kansas – a race that would ultimately be his last. Less than 24 hours after a horrific wreck, after doctors did everything they could to save him, his family bid farewell and let Clauson go to Heaven.
But as we learned Wednesday, in one of the last things of his time on earth, Clauson performed an act so selfless that far too many of us rarely think of, let alone ever do in our own lives.
Being a registered organ donor, Clauson added to an already stellar legacy as a race car driver and human being.

 

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Drone: NJ Sharing Network Unveils Meditation Garden In New Providence
8/4/2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The NJ Sharing Network unveiled a meditation garden behind its Headquarters in New Providence and also honored a retiring employee from Westfield.

The 8,200-square-foot garden was built by Landscape Techniques, Inc. of Nutley and work began in December 2015.
Seven months later the garden was unveiled as a landscaped area that will serve as a quiet place and sanctuary for both families of organ and tissue donors and the organization’s employees.
In addition to serving as a peaceful place for thought and remembrance, the meditation garden will also recognize the people who have made monetary contributions to the NJ Sharing Network. 

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Westfield Local Honored For Work With NJ Sharing Network
8/4/2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The NJ Sharing Network unveiled a meditation garden behind its Headquarters in New Providence and also honored a retiring employee from Westfield.
Working at the NJ Sharing Network for nearly 30 years, Westfield resident Mary Ellen McGlynn is one of the original employees.
"Her career has shaped the way the organization supports the families of organ and tissue donors and she essentially created the Family Services department that exists today," the Sharing Network stated.
As a registered nurse, she started her career with NJSN as a transplant coordinator. She started support programs and made connections with families that have lasted for more than 20 years.

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Life and Living with Joanna Gagis - 3rd Annual Health and Fitness Expo (NJSN)
8/2/2016

 

 

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Imagine: NJ Sharing Network seeks to help 122,000 awaiting organ donations
7/31/2016

While one might expect a more somber perspective from someone at the helm of an organization that manages organ and tissue donations, Prakash Rao’s excitement for what is possible is contagious.
“We are essentially the eHarmony for transplants. We put the recipient and donors together and we are the ones who figure out whether this marriage is going to work or not,” said Rao, vice president of Diagnostics & Research Operations and director of Transplant Laboratory of the New Jersey Sharing Network (NJSN) based in New Providence.
NJSN is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation.
With a staff of more than 150 people working around the clock seven days a week, NJSN is part of the national recovery system seeking to help the more than 122,000 patients on waiting lists throughout the U.S.

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NJ Sharing Network Appoints East Orange Resident to Prominent Post
7/28/2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Sharing Network has appointed East Orange resident, Ashlee Davis, to the position of Funeral Home and Medical Examiner Liaison. 
In this new role, Ms. Davis will work in conjunction with all Funeral Directors and Medical Examiners providing education and collaboration during the donation process. The FH/ME Liaison will serve as the organization’s expert in mortuary science and reconstructive practices.
About Ashlee Davis: Ms. Davis graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. Following graduation, Ashlee pursued a residency at...

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News from the Golden Age Club of Milton
7/22/2016

A spokesperson for the New Jersey nonprofit organization Sharing Network made a presentation on July 11, at the request of the club’s president, to 70 members of the Golden Age Club of Milton. The Assistant Director of the organ procurement facility for central and northern New Jersey, Jackie Lue Raia, discussed the impact that one person’s organ and tissue donation has on the lives of individuals and families and she personalized the information with her own story.

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East Hanover Student Anthony Foti Receives Scholarship for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
7/21/2016

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Two New Jersey students received scholarships on behalf of The NJ Sharing Network Foundation, both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Anthony Foti from East Hanover/Hanover Park High School received the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship as he is about to start Rutgers University in the Fall.  Missy's Miracle was created in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Missy Rodriguez's liver transplant. Foti got involved with NJ Sharing Network after his cousin took his own life in 2014 and donated almost all of his organs.  Foti turned this family tragedy to a positive by becoming dedicated to building awareness about the importance of organ donation.  He sold NJ Sharing Network wristbands at his school’s annual blood drive and informed his schoolmates about the organization’s annual 5K Celebration of Life by passing out flyers. Foti and his family participate in the 5K Celebration of Life every year through a team in his cousin’s honor.

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New Jersey Students Receive Scholarships for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
7/20/2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two New Jersey students received scholarships on behalf of The NJ Sharing Network Foundation, both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Blake Rogolsky, from Morganville and a graduate of Marlboro High School (MHS), received the Betsy Niles scholarship.  She will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall. The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children’s book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair.  Betsy died in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy’s last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life. 

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Marlboro High Student Receives Scholarship for Organ Donation Advocacy
7/15/2016

Marlboro, NJ - On Thursday night, Blake Rogolsky of Morganville received a $5,000 scholarship from the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund as part of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, a group that facilitates organ donation in New Jersey.

Rogolsky, who graduated from Marlboro High School this past spring and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall, watched her father suffer with genetic heart disease. After he received a heart transplant, she dedicated her life to organ donation. She became an NJ Sharing Network state ambassador at 13 years old. 

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The Montclair Times Editorial: "iDonate your organs"
7/7/2016

Apple reveals its heart: The upcoming iPhone 7 slated for release in September will include an app enabling users to register as organ and tissue donors.

Be ethical. Donating heart valves or an entire heart, kidneys, skin, liver, corneas, pancreas, and intestines may heal one or more people. People throughout our nation struggle to stay alive, in need of transplanted organs. According to the NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit connected with the federal organ-donation endeavor, "Every three days, a N.J. resident will die waiting for a transplant."

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How are our bodies regulated after death?
6/2/2016

Thousands of people donate their bodies to science each year, to be dissected by wide-eyed med students during their first-year anatomy class, or to be used in other areas of training and research. But that is a relatively new development.SUPPORT WHYYYour donation means more access to high-quality information and more understanding about what is happening in the Philly region and beyond.

Until the 1940s and 50s, med schools relied mostly on unclaimed bodies for this purpose. World War II helped bring about a major cultural shift in how we look at the body after death. People gave blood for blood banks, they donated corneas - and eventually, when surgeons started to transplant organs successfully, the idea of giving away parts of your body after death became more acceptable.

This development also created an urgent need for more legislation around the use of bodies and tissues.
"Human bodies, in order to be used for any of the things they can be used for - transplant, research, education, need to be the subject of a gift, and that is governed in every state by the uniform anatomical gift act," explained New Jersey attorney Christina Strong.

The legislation was passed in 1968 and has since been revised several times to keep up with new developments. "The laws are not very different from state to state. Organs are a national resource, we needed uniformity so that people could get organs across state lines."

Strong says people can choose to give their whole body, or to give organs or tissues - and they can be very specific in their choices. "You can say 'I only want to donate my eyes,' or 'I'm comfortable with organ donation, but not with the donation of my eyes.'"

 

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Recent News Archive

2016

New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life
June 21, 2016
Media Outlet: Shree Swaminarayan Temple - New Jersey

Hanover Park notes senior award winners in East Hanover
June 21, 2016
Media Outlet: Hanover Eagle

Secaucus band plays for over 10,000 people at NJ Sharing Network 5K
June 19, 2016
Media Outlet: Hudson Reporter

Secaucus Indian-American bagpipe band provides soundtrack for 5k race
June 17, 2016
Media Outlet: The Jersey Journal

Crisis looms in New Jersey - Your “free” donation will save lives!
June 16, 2016
Media Outlet: Asbury Park Press

Former Miss New Jersey’s death ‘still doesn’t feel real’
June 16, 2016
Media Outlet: The Press of Atlantic City

What's it like to work for a nonprofit
June 14, 2016
Media Outlet: Good Call

Living in Remembrance
June 14, 2016
Media Outlet: Odyssey

Obama Administration Taking Steps to Reduce Organ Donation Waiting List
June 13, 2016
Media Outlet: Morning Consult

White House announces actions to promote organ donation
June 13, 2016
Media Outlet: The Hill

How One Small Heart Does More Than You Thought
June 7, 2016
Media Outlet: Odyssey

NJ Sharing Network Brings Thousands to New Providence for 5K: Honor. Remember. Hope
June 7, 2016
Media Outlet: Mountainside TAP

Giving the Gift of Life
June 7, 2016
Media Outlet: healtheo360

Over 10,000 Participants came out for NJ Sharing 5K
June 7, 2016
Media Outlet: New Providence TAP

Middletown Woman Gets Cornea Transplant from Organ Donor
June 7, 2016
Media Outlet: Middletown Patch

Photos from NJ Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life
June 5, 2016
Media Outlet: Running in the USA

Thousands Take Part In New Jersey Organ, Tissue Donation Walk
June 5, 2016
Media Outlet: WCBS Radio

Scotch Plains Local Celebrates Life With 5K Race
June 3, 2016
Media Outlet: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch

Cornea transplant a life changer in Middletown
June 3, 2016
Media Outlet: Asbury Park Press

Sparta organ recipient to toe the line at Sharing Network's 5K
June 1, 2016
Media Outlet: The Sparta Independent
Media Outlet: The Township Journal

Over 10,000 Participants Expected For NJ Sharing Network's 5K Celebration of Life
June 1, 2016
Media Outlet: New Providence TAP

Interview with Jackie Lue Raia
June 1, 2016
Media Outlet: WCTC

Organ Transplant Recipients to Compete in National Games; Gather in Livingston for Sendoff Ceremony
May 25, 2016
Media Outlet: Livingston TAP

Discussing organ donation on 12 to Your Health
May 7, 2016
Media Outlet: News 12 New Jersey

Multi-Organ Transplant Group Donates Books to Library
May 6, 2016
Media Outlet: Parsippany Focus

April is National Donate Life Month
April 30, 2016
Media Outlet: TV Asia

Kidney recipient meets the family of her donor (Version 2)
April 25, 2016
Media Outlet: News 12 New Jersey

Discussing organ donation on 12 to Your Health
April 30, 2016
Media Outlet: News 12 New Jersey

Kidney recipient meets the family of her donor (Version 2)
April 25, 2016
Media Outlet: News 12 New Jersey

NJ Sharing Network Hosts 5K Celebration of Life Event at Bergen Community College in Paramus
April 25, 2016
Media Outlet: Bergen Dispatch

5K walkers in Paramus celebrate life while encouraging organ donations
April 25, 2016
Media Outlet: FIOS1

April is National Donate Life Month New Jersey Sharing Network
Media Outlet: TV Asia

Discussing Organ Donation on 12 to Your Health

Thousands of people walking Celebration of Life 5K to encourage organ donations.
April 24, 2016
Media Outlet: Twitter

Candlelight vigil honors life of Pinkerton student killed in NJ crash
April 23, 2016
Media Outlet: WMUR

Kidney recipient and volunteer of NJ Sharing Network, Dorothea Duffy, met the family of her donor, Ben Diamond

Effort in Parsippany ties in to organ donations
April 20, 2016
Media Outlet: NorthJersey.com

Parsippany goes green for National Donate Life Month
April 20, 2016
Media Outlet: Parsippany Focus

April is National Donate Life Month
April 20, 2016
Media Outlet: The Record

NJ Chamber Members Congregate at the NJ Sharing Network to Discuss Business, and Learn about Organ and Tissue Transplantation
April 20, 2016
Media Outlet: NJ Chamber

Kiwanis Club donates to NJ Sharing Network
April 7, 2016
Media Outlet: Parsippany Focus

Joe Roth Discusses National Donate Life Month
April 2, 2016
Media Outlet: Jersey Matters

Young Wantage man’s gift of life inspires tributes
March 30, 2016
Media Outlet: New Jersey Herald

Organ donation center in Union County welcomes new volunteers
March 24, 2016
Media Outlet: Fios 1

Gift of Living Donation
March 24, 2016
Media Outlet: ABC 7

Bunnies, Easter egg hunts, magic shows and more at Bayonne’s Hometown Hoppin’
March 14, 2016
Media Outlet: The Jersey Journal

NJ Sharing Network and Organ Donation
February 29, 2016
Media Outlet: NBC New York

How former Miss N.J. is a role model, even after her death
February 25, 2016
Media Outlet: NJ.com

Miss NJ Donates Organ Using New Providence Foundation
February 26, 2016
Media Outlet: New Providence/Berkeley Heights Patch

Former Miss New Jersey Dies After Car Crash
February 25, 2016
Media Outlet: WNBC

Cara McCollum 'gives the gift of life' with organ donation
February 22, 2016
Media Outlet: Press of Atlantic City

Former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum Gives Gift Of Life Through Organ Donation
February 26, 2016
Media Outlet: Bergen Dispatch

Former Miss NJ Cara McCollum’s organ donation may save 8 lives
February 25, 2016
Media Outlet: New Jersey 101.5

Organ Transplants on the Rise
February 12, 2016
Media Outlet: WBGO 88.3 FM

Giving Back After a Second Chance at Life
February 12, 2016
Media Outlet: NJTV News

Morristown Woman Receives Proclamation from Morris County Freeholders
February 14, 2016
Media Outlet: Morristown TAP

“Somebody else’s miracle”
February 13, 2016
Media Outlet: Chinook Observer

Organ Transplants on the Rise
February 12, 2016
Media Outlet: WBGO 88.3 FM

Giving Back After a Second Chance at Life
February 12, 2016
Media Outlet: NJTV News

NJ Sharing Network Sets Record for Organs Donated in 2015
February 5, 2016
Media Outlet: New Providence TAP

More New Jerseyans giving the ‘gift of life’
February 5, 2016
Media Outlet: New Jersey 101.5

More New Jerseyans giving the ‘gift of life’
January 8, 2016
Media Outlet: The Jersey Journal

Local Mother & Organ Donor to Walk in Rose Parade with Donate Life Float
January 1, 2016
Media Outlet: Warren TAP

 

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