Most religions in the United States either officially support organ and tissue donation or support the individual choices of their members; donation is viewed as an act of compassion and generosity. Temples, churches, mosques, and other places of worship that observe the National Donor Sabbath do so each in their own fashion.
Click here for more information about faith-based outreach.
For more information or materials about Donor Sabbath, please contact Jay Arisso at jarisso@NJSharingNetwork.org or call 551-574-3149.
NJ Sharing Network works with funeral homes to assure that the family's wish to donate and their desire for a meaningful funeral can be fulfilled. We accomplish this by communicating before and after the recovery, about issues such as timing and technique.
When the donor family has selected a funeral home prior to the recovery, the Funeral Home Liaison or a designee will notify the funeral home with the logistics of the recovery. A follow up call will also be made to the funeral home by the Liaison within one week.
For more information contact:
Funeral Home and Medical Examiner Liaison
800-742-7365 or 908-516-5400
Legacy of Heroes
“Legacy of Heroes” is a partnership that unites law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS workers in their commitment to save lives by registering to be organ and tissue donors and spreading this life-saving message. The initiative began as a tribute to fallen police detective Marc DiNardo and the many others who continued to save lives, even in death, by becoming organ and tissue donors.
To honor the legacy of these fallen brothers and sisters, as well as celebrate those who have received life-saving transplants, NJ Sharing Network is collaborating with police, fire, and EMS locals to spread the word among their memberships.
Please reach out to Amanda Abramo at aabramo@NJSharingNetwork.org or 908-516-5649 to find out more about how you and your local can get involved.
Motor Vehicle Commission
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), in collaboration with NJ Sharing Network, offers MVC customers the opportunity to register as an organ and tissue donor when they apply for or renew their driver’s license or non-driver ID. Customers can register to be a donor in one of three ways, all of which are connected to their driver’s license/ID record:
- At a NJ Motor Vehicle Agency (MVA) during driver’s license/ID registration or renewal.
- Online any time by clicking here
- Mail in paper registration form, accessible here
It’s important to note that no matter which option you choose, you must renew your donor registration each time your driver’s license/ID expires, as it does not automatically carry over during renewal cycles.
All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Agencies provide customers with educational materials about donation, including posters, flyers, a page in the driver’s manual, and inserts included with mail-to-home renewal forms. NJ Sharing Network regularly educates MVC management and staff about donation and the vital role they play in saving lives by asking the donation question. NJ Sharing Network makes it a priority to share with MVC employees how much we appreciate their efforts to help increase the number of people in New Jersey who say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. In addition, NJ Sharing Network volunteers involved with our “Adopt an Agency” MVA ambassador program regularly meet with the staff at an assigned agency, update us on supply needs, and educate MVC customers about the importance of saying “yes” to donation while at the agency.
If you are interested in becoming an MVA Ambassador, please contact:
External Affairs Assistant