Students and Educators

For College Students

Want to change the world? 
Start by saving lives.

Nationwide, there are more than 120,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. That is enough people to fill Rutgers Stadium more than two times! Of those 120,000 people waiting, nearly 5,000 live in New Jersey. Because there is a shortage of organs for transplant, 22 people will die each day waiting on this list.

How can your efforts make a difference?

One organ donor can save 8 lives. One tissue donor can enhance the lives of over 75 others. Talk about organ and tissue donation with your family and friends, and register as an organ and tissue donor! Here's how:

  1. Visit a NJ Motor Vehicle Agency when you apply for or renew your NJ driver’s license or non-drivers state identification card.
  2. Register online anytime. Remember to tell your family about your decision!

You must be 18 years old to officially register as an organ and tissue donor in New Jersey. Under the age of 18? Be sure to share your wishes with your family, and remember to designate it on your license when you turn 18.

Raise awareness on your college campus.

Guest Speakers

Invite a guest speaker to discuss organ and tissue donation in your lecture hall or at a club or organizational meeting. Request a speaker.

Registration Drives

Hold a Donor Registration Drive on campus where students can register to become organ and tissue donors. Email our staff to request materials. 

Campus Philanthropy

Adopt organ donation as a special cause for your organization or student chapter. Hold fundraising events and continue to promote organ donation throughout the year at all of your events.

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Donate Life Month

Participate in Donate Life Month in April – a perfect time to host events on campus. We can assist you by providing materials, giveaways, and speakers for your events. See how you can participate here.

Donate Life Student Organizations

Start a Donate Life Organization at your college or university to specifically raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. We can help you with the process.

Share

Follow NJ Sharing Network on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Snapchat to receive updates on new programs and activities.

Make Headlines

Encourage your college newspaper to print a story about organ and tissue donation and how to become involved on your campus.

NJ Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life

Create a team for NJ Sharing Network's 5K Celebration of Life! For more information contact our staff.

We are here to help!

If you are interested in any of the above awareness opportunities, email our staff. We look forward to helping you raise awareness on your campus and save lives through organ and tissue donation!

 

Rutgers Stadium holds nearly 55,000 people. The national waiting list is more than two times that amount!