On September 16, 2022, NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, announced the honorees for its 2022 Best 50 Women in Business program, which recognizes professionals who have made a significant impact on New Jersey industries and the community at large. The year’s prestigious list includes Carolyn M. Welsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
As support for organ and tissue donation continues to grow, organ transplants are saving more lives than ever before in the Garden State. NJ Sharing Network, the federally-designated nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery of donated organs and tissue in the state, announced that 92 organs were transplanted in September 2022 – the most ever
Thank you to all the generous organ donor heroes and their families here in New Jersey, along with our hospital partners, volunteers, supporters, advocates and NJSN staff members who helped make this possible. We made life-saving history together! 💚💙In honor of this momentous occasion, let’s remember there is still more work to be done to
We are proud to announce the four honorees from New Jersey who will be part of the 2023 Donate Life Rose Parade Float! Join us as we celebrate these families leading up to this iconic New Year’s Day tradition. The theme of next year’s float is Lifting Each Other Up, featuring a spectacular Chinese street
Throughout the month and year round, our #DonationNeedsDiversity initiative honors the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register as organ and tissue donors. Click here to learn more and get involved.
ESPN’s award winning My Wish series returned for its 15th season featuring heart transplant recipient and NJ Sharing Network volunteer Sam Prince! In April, Sam had his wish granted by the Make-A-Wish-Foundation to announce the NJ Giants first round pick at the NFL draft and his exciting and inspiring appearance went viral!
Leonard Petruska of Hamilton, NJ, Celebrates the 22-Year Anniversary of His Life-Saving Liver Transplant
Leonard Petruska, 82, is taking time to reflect on the gift of life and the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation as he celebrates 22 years since his life-saving liver transplant. Over the years, Leonard has also made it a priority to support donation and transplantation and by sharing his story with others,
We are so proud and honored to be recognized by NJBIZ as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the fifth consecutive year! As we celebrate 35 years of saving lives through organ and tissue donation, we give thanks to our staff whose dedication and compassion make our organization such a
Jeffrey A. Miskoff, DO, of Toms River appointed as Medical Director Supporting Statewide Organ and Tissue Donation Efforts
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A. Miskoff, DO, of Toms River, to the role of full-time Medical Director. Dr. Miskoff will oversee clinical management of potential organ and tissue donors and lead education efforts at donor hospitals. “Dr. Miskoff is an experienced and enthusiastic healthcare leader who adds extensive administrative and
35 years ago, NJ Sharing Network was established with nine employees dedicated to our life-saving mission. Our team has grown to over 200 compassionate staff members, but our mission remains the same: saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation and honoring our donors and their families for their generous gift of life. Thank
Join us on Sunday, June 5 in New Providence for our 5K Celebration of Life! Learn more at www.SharingNetworkFoundation/5K.
Volunteers Crochet and Knit Shawls and Blankets to Show Love and Support for NJ Organ and Tissue Donor Families
National Volunteer Week was an opportunity to thank all volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to help others. Locally, dozens of volunteers from throughout New Jersey recently crocheted and knitted over 900 shawls and blankets to express love and support for families of deceased organ and tissue donors. Their caring efforts are part of
Joyce McMullen is truly a fighter and survivor. It was 25 years ago when Joyce received a successful kidney transplant that saved her life after struggling for many years with serious health concerns. “My kidney transplant gave our family a whole new outlook on what a normal life could be,” said Joyce. “I was able
Bob Scozzafava, 65, is taking time to reflect on the gift of life and the miracle of organ and tissue donation and transplantation as he celebrates the one-year anniversary of his life-saving liver transplant. “Every day is a blessing thanks to the generosity of my organ donor hero,” said Bob, who received a successful liver
We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Welsh has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for NJ Sharing Network. “For 23 years, Carolyn’s leadership has helped NJ Sharing Network consistently achieve record growth in the number of lives saved and enhanced through organ and tissue donation and transplantation,” said NJSN President and CEO Joseph S. Roth.
February 14 is National Donor Day, dedicated to spreading awareness about donation and honoring the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families. One donor can save 8 lives and enhance the lives of over 75 others. Join us in our life-saving mission by encouraging someone today to register as an organ and tissue
In 2021, New Jerseyans continued to show their caring spirit like never before as it was another record-breaking year for NJ Sharing Network – saving and enhancing more lives! The number of organ donors in a single year reached an all-time high as 233 generous individuals gave the gift of life, a 5% increase over
Fair Lawn’s Frank Piccininni Celebrates Son’s 20-Year Heart Transplant Anniversary by Running ‘Homemade’ Marathon to Raise Awareness and Funds to Support Organ and Tissue Donation
Frank Piccininni of Fair Lawn, NJ, recently ran his own ‘homemade’ 26.2-mile marathon in Bergen County to raise awareness and funds to support the Sharing Network Foundation and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund. Family and friends of the Piccininni family came together to raise more than $4,600 in honor of Frank’s son Christopher Piccininni’s
In November, we celebrated National Donor Sabbath with activities focused on educating faith-based communities about the critical need for organ and tissue donation, and the vital role faith plays in making the decision to register as a donor. Most major religions in the United States support donation as an unselfish act of charity. Several local
The popular NJ Sharing Network promotional van has hit the streets with a brand new design! Be sure to keep an eye out and honk (gently) if you see the van on the road for upcoming events.
NJ Sharing Network’s “Every Community Needs Heroes” communications campaign is giving a strong boost to outreach efforts with an inspiring message that conveys the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor.