NJ Sharing Network | saving lives through organ and tissue donation


Mission

NJ Sharing Network is committed to saving and enhancing lives through the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
 

Who We Are

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 120,000 people on waiting lists.
 

Our Foundation

The NJ Sharing Network Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through education, research, donor family support and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. By making a contribution to the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, you empower our efforts, bringing us a step closer to providing the greatest gift of all: life.
 

Contact us

NJ Sharing Network
691 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974 | Phone: 908.516.5400 | Fax: 908.516.5501 | info@njsharingnetwork.org
 

Donate Life America

NJ Sharing Network partners with Donate Life America, a not-for-profit national alliance that drives communities to increase their numbers of registered donors. Visit www.donatelife.net to register as an organ and tissue donor in your state.

 


Understanding The Donation Process

 
Steps In The Donation Process
 
  • Referral: Routine, timely referral of patients meeting clinical triggers ensures that every opportunity for donation is realized. 
  • Evaluation: Our highly trained donation specialists conduct an evaluation of a patient’s medical history and current status to determine the patient’s ability to give the gift of organ and tissue donation.
  • Approach: Our families are supported as they grieve for their loved one who has died. NJ Sharing Network staff, in partnership with hospital staff, will begin a caring, empathetic discussion with families about the opportunity for donation. In circumstances where the patient has declared their wish to donate through their license or advance directive, NJ Sharing Network staff will gently guide the family through the process to honor that gift.
  • Management: Expertise and vigilant care is needed to ensure that as many recipients as possible are given a second chance of life through the decision to donate. Resources from multiple hospital departments are utilized to honor the gift.  Recipients are identified and prepared for a life-saving transplant.
  • Recovery: Every donation is a gift. Recovery of organ and tissue is done in the hospital operating room, under sterile conditions and with utmost respect for the selfless gift of life that is being offered.
 

 


Family Resources

 
NJ Sharing Network Welcomes Donor Families to Our Donor Family Support Area 
 
NJ Sharing Network honors every family who makes the decision to donate at the time of their loved one's death. In their time of sorrow, these families opened their hearts to give the gift of life to another family.
 
While we cannot take away the pain of the loss, we hope to provide services that will promote healing during the difficult grief journey. We offer on-going support beginning at the hospital and continued support, including donor family workshops and events to celebrate donors' lives.
 
NJ Sharing Network's Family Services team have diverse backgrounds and experience including: chaplaincy, social work, bereavement counseling and grief recovery support.
 
NJ Sharing Network can provide you with assistance in locating support resources in your community, answering questions about donation, providing updates on recipients, assist with donor family/recipient correspondence, and provide you information on how to get involved with our organization.
 
Click on the resources below for more information about NJ Sharing Network services for donor families:
 
Quilts of Love
Remembrance Ceremony
Grief Support
 

 


Get Involved

 
Learn how to get more involved with NJ Sharing Network to help save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation.
 
  • Get a License Plate
  • Meet Team Liberty 
  • Participate in our 5K
  • Golf at Baltusrol
  • Create Wrapped in Love Shawls
  • Purchase a Children's Book: Lily's Laces
  • Share Your Organ Donor Status on Facebook 
  • Become a Volunteer
  • Make a Contribution
  • Read Our Blog
  • Shop Our Store 
  • Participate in Amazon Smile
 
Participate in our 5K
Save the date for the 4th Annual Walk and USATF Certified 5K Race! Sunday, June 8, 2014, New Providence, NJ 
 
Our 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Race attracted more than 8,000 people and raised over $760,000! Help us make the 2014 5K Walk/Race an even greater success by registering today!
 
Since its inception, thousands of participants, representing donor families, recipients, volunteers, community groups and corporate and hospital partners, have come together to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait, and remember the lives lost while waiting... for the gift of life.