Ten RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Earn National Recognition for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation 

RWJBarnabas Health Leads with the Largest Number of Hospitals from Any NJ System Participating in the DoNation Campaign.

 

West Orange, NJ, April 29, 2024 — Ten RWJBarnabas Health facilities 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 United States 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 nationally recognized 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.

 

For more information about organ transplant and procurement programs at RWJBarnabas Health, visit rwjbh.org/transplantVisit registerme.org to sign up as a donor today.

 

ABOUT RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

 

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 41,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. For more information, visit www.RWJBH.org.

 

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