NJ Sharing Network opens simulation center to help save and enhance more lives

NJ Sharing Network marked the opening of its Joseph S. Roth Simulation Center within its New Providence headquarters with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The center, named and dedicated in memory of NJSN’s former CEO and president, will help prepare clinical teams with hands-on learning options available to manage organ and tissue donors and support families. It features the same advanced technologies and equipment used in partner hospitals throughout New Jersey, including patient simulators, monitors, ventilators and advanced video technologies.

The federally designated nonprofit organization, which is focused on saving and enhancing lives through the recovery of donated organs and tissue in the Garden State, recovered 715 organs for transplant in 2023, an all-time high in a single year. This marked the fifth consecutive year NJ Sharing Network has reported new organ donation records.

Currently, there are over 100,000 Americans — nearly 4,000 of whom live in New Jersey — waiting for a life-saving transplant, according to United Network for Organ Sharing. However, the generosity of those in the Garden State is providing hope for the future.