Registering as an organ and tissue donor takes less than a minute, and there are several easy ways to do it.

Our friends at RWJBarnabas Health are raising awareness about organ and tissue donation this month in honor of National Donate Life Month. Here are a few of their reasons for encouraging you to register now:

  • Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are on the transplant waiting list.
  • 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant each day.
  • One tissue donor can enhance the lives of 75 people.
  • Your medical care will not be compromised because of your decision to donate.
  • There is no cost to be a donor — you're giving an invaluable gift!

To register, use the Health app on your iPhone, visit your local motor vehicle agency, or visit

The experts at RWJBarnabas Health are working hard to offer hope to patients who once would have been considered ineligible for transplants. With a strong focus on heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas transplants, RWJBarnabas Health is a world-class leader in transplant research, clinical trials, anti-rejection medications, and many other clinical advances.

To learn more about their important work and to read patient stories, visit

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