Donor Families & Recipients

Donor Families and Recipients 

NJ Sharing Network honors all organ and tissue donors and their families for their courageous decision to give the gift of life. 

We are here for donor families

In their time of sorrow, these families gave the gift of life to others in need. While we cannot take away the pain of their loss, we hope to provide services that will promote healing during the difficult journey that lies ahead. 

We offer on-going support, beginning at the hospital and continuing with grief resources, workshops and events to celebrate the lives of our donors. Our Family Services team members have diverse backgrounds and experiences including: chaplaincy, social work, bereavement counseling and grief recovery support. We can provide assistance in finding grief resources within your community, answer questions about donation, provide updates on recipients, assist with donor family/recipient correspondence, and provide information on how to get involved with our organization.

There are many ways to get involved 

You can honor your loved one’s legacy and keep their spirit alive. As a member of our donor family community, you share a valuable perspective that can help others heal and be inspired to register as organ donors.

Share Your Story

Share your inspiring story about how organ and tissue donation has brought hope during difficult times.

Volunteer or Advocat

Lend a helping hand as we share our life-saving message throughout the community.

Attend a Donor Family Event

Our programs for donor families are created to provide compassionate support. 

Honoring your loved ones

Learn how you how you can continue to honor your loved one’s legacy through NJ Sharing Network. 

Writing to your donor family or transplant recipients

Check out our helpful guidelines for drafting and sending your correspondence.

Meet our Family Services Team

Alyssa D'Addio

Vice President, Hospital and Community Services

Amy Young

Assistant Director, Authorization and Family Services

Jacqueline Salvatore

Manager of Family Services



Family Services Coordinator


Family Services Coordinator


Family Services Coordinator

Carla Lepis-Golightly

Family Services Coordinator


Family Services Coordinator

Sarah Rochester

Family Services Coordinator

Have questions? 

Please email Family Services or call (908) 516-5411.

Organ and Tissue Donation - A Family Guide
English, Spanish (PDF)