January 19, 2017 | Number of The Day
Number of organ transplants in NJ in 2016

There were 613 organ transplants in New Jersey in 2016, 16 percent more than in the previous year. Tissue donation also increased significantly — up 10 percent on 2015. The recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of lifesaving transplants are the responsibility of the NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit federally designated organization. Five thousand New Jerseyans are currently awaiting transplants.