“Palisades Medical Center supports the NJ Sharing Network by working throughout the year to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. “We proudly raise the NJ Sharing Network flag to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received and offer hope to those who continue to wait for the gift of life.”
Nearly 5,000 people currently are awaiting life-saving organs in New Jersey. Since 1996, more than 3,000 patients throughout the country have received the gift of life from donors at Palisades Medical Center. Thousands of recipients have been given the gift of life, healing, mobility and sight from the organ, tissue and cornea donors from Palisades Medical Center.
Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor. In-person organ donor registration is available at local Motor Vehicle Commission agencies. Visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org to register online.
To learn more about organ and tissue donation or to get involved with NJ Sharing Network call 1-800-742-7365 or visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org to register as an organ and tissue donor.
For further information about Palisades Medical Center, please call 201-854-5000 or visit www.palisadesmedical.org.