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 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.
  • Another person in the United States is added to the transplant wait list ever 8 minutes.
  • 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, 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.

In addition, they are among the top 5 kidney transplant programs in the United States, the top 10 heart transplant programs in the nation, and New Jersey’s only lung transplant program.

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

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