NJ Sharing Network now offers high school teachers in New Jersey a comprehensive program to teach students about the importance and benefits of organ and tissue donation. High School Heroes provides students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make an informed decision about donation and encourages them to share this information with family, friends, fellow students, and the larger community.
High School Heroes was carefully designed to help schools meet the new core content curriculum standards mandated by the recently passed New Jersey Hero Act. This legislation requires that, beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, every public high school in New Jersey must include information about organ and tissue donation in the health and physical education curriculum. To learn more about the Hero Act, click here.
Teachers can download a complete High School Heroes Guide. Additional resources include a teacher's classroom presentation, testimonial videos, speaker request information, and opportunities for regional and in-service teacher trainings. All High School Heroes materials and resources are free.
If you are interested in educational programs for your high school, college or other schools please contact us at 1-800-742-7365 or via email, info@NJSharingNetwork.org
NJ Sharing Network Education Series Featured in Bergen Record Newspaper
NJ Sharing Network, in partnership with the Bergen Record’s Newspaper In Education Program, produced an eight-week education series to examine the topic of organ and tissue donation from different perspectives. The series, which appeared in both traditional print and electronic versions of the newspaper, addressed the benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation by featuring recipients who have received a life-saving transplant, donor families whose decision gave the gift of life to others, as well as healthcare professionals who have dedicated their careers to saving lives.
Click on the links below to view the education series.
Week 1 – Understanding Donation
Week 2 – Why are organ transplants necessary?
Week 3 – Why are tissue transplants necessary?
Week 4 – What role does religion play in organ and tissue donation?
Week 5 – What is the organ and tissue donation process?
Week 6 – How are youth affected by organ and tissue donation?
Week 7 – How does a volunteer help spread important messages to the community?
Week 8 – What role do hospitals play in organ and tissue donation and transplantation?