CentraState Medical Center recognized for organ and tissue donation awareness

Advance care planning can reduce anxiety and be life-affirming.

CentraState Medical Center was recently honored with the 2022 Workplace Partnership for Life Platinum Award for its organ and tissue donation awareness program from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CentraState coordinates its outreach efforts with NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue in the Garden State.

“CentraState is proud to be recognized by HRSA for our ongoing partnership with NJ Sharing Network to save and enhance lives through organ donation and transplantation,” Laurie Gambardella, CentraState executive director for specialty services, said. “There are nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents currently waiting for a life-saving transplant and we continue to raise awareness and remind our community that registering as an organ and tissue donor can help bring the gift of life to others.”

Throughout the past year, CentraState conducted multiple awareness and registry activities to encourage new donor registrations. CentraState team members wore blue and green in April to show their support and celebrate those touched by organ donation. In addition, activities included both in-person and online campaigns to reach internal and external audiences.