NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization. This means we are responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. We are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the more than 120,000 people on waiting lists.
By working closely with hospitals and transplant centers, and increasing awareness with education tools and the media, the number of organs recovered in New Jersey for transplant has quadrupled since NJ Sharing Network was founded. Through supporting our hospital partners, medical examiners and funeral directors in the identification, referral and care of potential organ and tissue donors, we realize our mutual goal of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.
Our fully accredited “state of the art” transplant laboratory performs histo-compatibility testing of organ donors and recipients. The laboratory also plays a critical role in the pre and post-transplant evaluation, and successful transplantation of highly sensitized individuals who would be difficult to treat under general conditions.
The Family Services Division provides care during and after a donor family’s experience. Family Services also addresses unique issues related to seeking consent for organ and tissue donation.
NJ Sharing Network’s goal is to educate New Jersey residents about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, so they can discuss donation with their families and make the personal decision to register as a donor.