Learn About Organ Donation

Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

NJ Sharing Network encourages all communities to learn more about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation. Increased awareness can be very helpful when talking with family members, friends and co-workers about the benefits of organ donation. We encourage you to learn more about organ donation and get involved with NJ Sharing Network.


The need for life-saving transplants continues to grow. For the latest statistics visit United Network for Organ Sharing.

Organ donation and transplantation touch so many lives. Become inspired by these real-life stories of hope and the gift of life.

Get the Facts

  • One organ and tissue donor can save 8 lives and enhance the lives of over 75 others
  • Transplantable organs include heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and intestine
  • 110,000 people in the U.S are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Nearly 4,000 are New Jersey residents.
  • 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant each day.
  • People of all ages and medical histories can be potential organ and tissue donors.
  • Your medical care will not be compromised because of your decision to donate.
  • An open casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors. Through the entire process, the donor is treated with care and respect.
  • There is no cost to be an organ and tissue donor...donation is a gift.
  • Most religions view donation as the ultimate act of compassion and generosity.
  • Many donor families are comforted knowing their loved one's legacy lives on through others.

For the latest statistics, visit the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Make Your Next Minute Matter

Register as an organ and tissue donor and help save a life!

Registration takes less than one minute with 3 easy ways to sign up:

iphone app1. iPhone Health App: iPhone users with iOS 10 and above can quickly and easily join the National Donate Life Registry using the Health app

2. Online at www.Registerme.org

3. Visit your local Motor Vehicle Agency

Saying "yes" is legal consent to the donation of your organs and tissue for transplantation and therapy. For those 18 years and older, your decision to donate cannot be revoked by anyone but you.