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10 RWJBarnabas Facilities Recognized for Promoting Organ Donation

Ten RWJBarnabas Health facilities have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the DoNation Campaign (previously The Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign). The DoNation Campaign is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of organ donation and transplantation.

Clara Maass Medical Center, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Somerset, and Trinitas Regional Medical Center earned Platinum recognitions and Community Medical Center earned Gold recognition from HRSA’s Division of Transplantation for conducting awareness and registry activities between May 2022 and September 2023.

RWJBarnabas Health facilities were among 1,241 partners, including 1,075 hospitals and 166 non-hospital workplaces, to participate in the 2023 campaign. The recognition from the DoNation Campaign serves as a testament to the commitment from RWJBarnabas Health to raise awareness around the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. RWJBarnabas Health performs more transplants than any other system in New Jersey. “We recognize the transformative impact of an organ donation,” said Andy Anderson, MD, executive vice president, chief medical and quality officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “With more than 100,000 people in the US awaiting transplantation, we understand the demand and this initiative helps educate and motivate the community to register as organ donors.”

At RWJBarnabas Health, patients have access to organ transplant and procurement programs for adults and children. With focuses in heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas transplantation, the RWJBarnabas Health teams utilize transplant techniques offered at only a few of the world’s leading transplant centers and is a world-class leader in transplant research, clinical trials, anti-rejection medications and many other clinical advances that support patient care.

The 2023 DoNation Campaign efforts added 8,840 people to sign up to be donors. In the 12 years of HRSA’s organ donation campaign, partners have added more than 639,105 donor registrations, increasing the number of organs available for transplantation to improve the lives of others. RWJBarnabas Health collaborates with The Sharing Network to leverage its outreach efforts.

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