By Mel Fabrikant | The Paramus Post
Nationally, more than 110,000 people wait for a life-saving transplant-close to 5,000 of them are here in New Jersey. For many, tragically, the gift will never be received. Nearly 6,000 people die a year-about 18 per day-awaiting the gift of life.
One of the most important life-saving decisions you can make is to become a registered donor. Say “yes” to donation on your New Jersey Driver’s License or State ID when you first apply for and each time you renew. The words “Organ Donor” will appear on the front of your license and will be included in your computer record with the Motor Vehicle Commission. Not renewing anytime soon? You can register online today by visiting www.sharenj.org
NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants. For information about donation and transplantation in NJ, contact them at 1-800-SHARE-NJ email@example.com .