Rahway resident recognized during National Social Work Month

UNION NEWS DAILY | Jennifer Rubino
RAHWAY, NJ — National Professional Social Work Month is celebrated each March as an opportunity to spotlight the profession and those who contribute to the field. The NJ Sharing Network has put forth Rahway resident Jacqueline Salvatore as an example of a social worker who benefits the community. Salvatore is a family-services coordinator at NJ Sharing Network who provides care, support, information and education to families during and after the discussion of the organ- and tissue-donation process.

“I have the privilege of working with families during an organ transplant as well as during the aftercare process,” Salvatore told LocalSource over the phone on March 30. “I work with families on both sides, both the donor and recipient, and honor those who have given the gift of life and answer any questions they might have. We meet the people during the most difficult times and stay with them for life. We’re there every step of the way.”

In previous years, there was a lack of donors in the black community. People like Salvatore are working to bridge the gap between the difference in the amount of donors from each community. Continue reading
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