RWJUH set record for organ donations among N.J. hospitals in 2022

The New Jersey Sharing Network, the federally designated nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery of donated organs and tissue in New Jersey, has recognized Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for achieving the most-ever organ and tissue donations by a New Jersey hospital in a single year in 2022.

RWJUH worked closely with the N.J. Sharing Network to fulfill the wishes of 33 individuals who gave the gift of life, donating 102 organs for transplantation. RWJUH is one of the three state-designated Level I Trauma Centers for adults in New Jersey, and the Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH holds a Level II Pediatric Trauma designation. The hospital has quaternary-level capabilities for the critical care of patients for trauma, stroke, cardiovascular and medical conditions.

As a health system, RWJBarnabas Health hospitals work closely with the N.J. Sharing Network, and had 68 donors with 195 organs transplanted.

“As a state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Adult Acute Care medicine, a Level II Pediatric Trauma center, a certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a regional leader in transplantation for heart, kidney and pancreas, our partnership with the N.J. Sharing Network and shared mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ donation runs deep in the RWJUH culture,” Bill Arnold, CEO and president, RWJUH, said. “As an academic medical center through our longstanding partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and as one of only seven nursing programs in the world to achieve Magnet recognition six consecutive times, RWJUH is committed to facilitating the gift of life in the face of tragic circumstances. We are deeply honored to support the families of donors through this journey.”