PARSIPPANY — Members of the Morris County Multi-Organ Transplant Group held a special meeting on March 8 with guest speaker Joe Roth, New Jersey Sharing Network CEO. Mr. Roth spoke about the organization’s 2016 accomplishments.
Organ transplantation is a vital lifesaving tool. Over 118,000 men and women across the country are on the organ donor wait list according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Mr. Roth spoke about advancements in organ transplantation and statistics on donation, transplants performed. 2016 was a record breaking year for NJ Sharing Network as NJSN celebrates its 30th anniversary. During 2016, NJSN helped make 613 organ transplants possible, broken down into 138 liver, 24 pancreas, 299 kidney, 70 heart and 82 lung transplants. This represents a 15% increase from 2015 figures.
Members of the MCMOTG have had kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas and tissue/bone transplants, are on the wait list, have donated as well as family. Members live in Parsippany, Morristown, Morris Township, Boonton, Denville, Chatham and Lake Hopatcong.
The group’s next meeting is Wednesday, May 3 in the Community Room in the Parsippany Police Complex.
For more information on the Morris County Transplant Group contact Nick at (973) 984-6966 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or the NJ Sharing Network: njsharingnetwork.org or call (908) 516-5400.