August 2, 2019 | Number of The Day
Successful liver transplants performed at University Hospital, Newark

University Hospital Newark’s Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation was the first liver transplant center in New Jersey, opening in 1989. Today, it’s one of the busiest such facilities in the country. And recently it reached a milestone, successfully performing its 1,500th liver transplant.

“This is an exciting moment for the Center, and we are thankful for the organ donors and their families for the gift of life that made this possible,” said Dr. James V. Guarrera, program director of liver transplantation. “We look forward to continuing our engagement with the community around the benefits of transplantation and the life-saving importance of organ donation.”

The center works closely with NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant.