What Your Support Makes Possible

Since its inception, our Foundation has received tens of thousands of gifts from so many caring individuals. We are extremely grateful for every contribution that has helped and continues to help us save more lives. Your support will help increase our Foundation's efforts and programs through clinical advancement, family support and public awareness and education. Every dollar helps us make progress. 

Thank you for joining us as we honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who recieved, offer hope to those who continue to wait, and remember the lives lost while waiting for... the gift of life.

Clinical Advancement and Innovative Transplant Research

Our fully accredited state-of-the-art laboratory and highly trained staff play a vital role in our life-saving mission. Educational programs for clinical staff and hospital partners, and innovative research to increase the number of possible transplants support our efforts in stewarding the gift of life.

Research

  • Three year study in molecular immunology of clinical organ transplantation
  • Invention of a new cross-match test that has enabled successful and safe transplantation in difficult to transplant patients
  • Development of a new method to evaluate kidney biopsies further enhances the prediction of donor organ function and utilization of donor kidneys
  • Identification of a molecular pattern that can help to minimize immunosuppression in selected recipients
  • Research into non-invasive biomarkers to predict post-transplant organ function

Clinical

  • Fully accredited state-of-the-art transplant laboratory performs all testing for recipients and donors to facilitate successful transplants
  • New digital pathology system significantly reduces time for kidney biopsy evaluations and increase utilization
  • Facilitator of living donor transplantation

Education & Training

  • Education for local clinical residents, fellows and students and trainees in Medical Laboratory Sciences, in the art and science of Transplant Diagnostics
  • Advanced technical training for our clinical staff and educational programs for hospital staff

Supporting Families

We are committed to providing compassionate care and support to families. Programs and resources for families of organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients, patients waiting, living donors and caregivers provide ways to celebrate life and honor the legacy of loved ones.

  • Landscape of Life Wall & Meditation Garden honors organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients, members of the community and also acknowledges contributions made in their honor or memory.
  • Organ and tissue donor memorials at local hospitals.
  • Wrapped in Love shawls, handmade by volunteers, as a tangible expression of comfort and compassion.
  • Crisis funds available for new transplant recipients and those patients waiting.
  • Scholarships awarded to high school seniors entering college whose lives have been impacted by organ and tissue donation and/or are advocates.

Public Awareness and Education

Together with volunteers, community advocates and hospital partners, our goal is to bring awareness to the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Through special events, public education and community outreach, we give hope to the nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents waiting for a life-saving transplant.

  • 5K Celebration of Life spreads awareness and supports families.
  • Donate Life Float at the Tournament of Roses Parade honors donors and their families, recipients and living donors.
  • Team Liberty at the Transplant Games of America increases awareness and involves the entire transplant community.
  • Educational programs and materials for high school and college students.
  • Publication of a children's book titled, Lily's Little Life Lessons: Lily's Laces, about a little girl who gave the gift of life through organ donation (published in English and Spanish).

For more information or to apply for a grant: contactus@sharingnetworkfoundation.org