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.
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If you are interested in educational programs or materials for your high school, college or other schools please contact Barbara Turci at 908-516-5664.
NJ Sharing Network Education Series Featured in Bergen Record Newspaper
NJ Sharing Network, in partnership with the Bergen Record’s Newspaper In Education Program, produces a multi-week education series annually to examine the topic of organ and tissue donation from different perspectives. The series, which appears in both traditional print and electronic versions of the newspaper, addresses 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 2013 and 2014 education series.
Week 1, 2014 - The role of a Donation Resource Coordinator
Week 2, 2014 - Tissue donation perspective from a Surgical Recovery Specialist
Week 3, 2014 - How does tissue donation help restore the gift of sight?
Week 4, 2014 – What roles do hospitals play in tissue donation and transplantation?
Week 5, 2014 - How does a person's life change after receiving a new heart valve?
Week 6, 2014 - How does a funeral director raise awareness about the importance of tissue donation?
Week 7, 2014 - Is there a cut-off age for someone to become an organ and tissue donor?
Week 8, 2014 - How can donated tissue help someone who is battling breast cancer?
Week 9, 2014 - How can donated bone help someone with a spinal injury?
Week 10, 2014 - How does tissue donation help restore one's mobility?
Week 1, 2013 – Understanding Donation
Week 2, 2013 – Why are organ transplants necessary?
Week 3, 2013 – Why are tissue transplants necessary?
Week 4, 2013 – What role does religion play in organ and tissue donation?
Week 5, 2013 – What is the organ and tissue donation process?
Week 6, 2013 – How are youth affected by organ and tissue donation?
Week 7, 2013 – How does a volunteer help spread important messages to the community?
Week 8, 2013 – What role do hospitals play in organ and tissue donation and transplantation?