2.3 million

November 6, 2014 | Number of The Day
Number of New Jerseyans who have signed up as an organ and tissue donor

There are approximately 3,527 people in New Jersey who are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant, according to the Motor Vehicle Commission, and about 2.3 million have signed up to be donors.

The MVC administers the organ-donation registration program in New Jersey. In the northern 14 counties of the state, about 37 percent of drivers have signed up for the program. Drivers can register when they obtain or renew a license.

Those who don’t drive can contact the New Jersey Sharing Network or the Gift of Life donor program.