BOONTON TOWNSHIP — In recognition of National Donate Life Month, the Boonton Twp Committee presented a proclamation to the Farrell family whose son, Donnie, was an organ donor. Members of the Morris County Transplant/Donate Life Group attended in support.
Donate Life Month highlights awareness of the lifesaving gift of organ donation. The Boonton Township proclamation, on March 11, kicked-off Donate Life Month activities in Morris County and New Jersey this April.
One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people. Over 115,000 men and women across the country are on the organ donor wait list according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. According to the NJ Sharing Network, over 4,000 of those live in New Jersey, 188 in Morris County and 9 in Boonton/Boonton Twp.
Members of the local group have had kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas and tissue/bone transplants, are on the waitlist, living donors, donor families, health care professionals as well as family and friends.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room in the Parsippany Police Station Complex. New members are always welcome. Please call ahead in case of schedule changes. All meetings, as well as other NJ Sharing Network activities can be viewed by clicking here. The next meeting is April 3.
NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organ and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. For more information on the NJ Sharing Network, including upcoming events: NJSharingNetwork.org or call (908) 516-5400