Learn About Organ Donation and Donate Life of Hudson County
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
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Are you interested in learning about organ and tissue donation? There are 117, 000 people in theUnited States on the waiting list. Learn about Donate Life in Hudson County, a volunteer group forthe NJ Sharing Network, which is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissues for NJ residents in need of life saving transplants.
Donate Life is dedicated to educating our community about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Close to 5000 NJ residents are awaiting a life -saving transplant. In 2011, Hudson County was ranked the second lowest in the state for registering organ and tissue donors. The Volunteer group's activities consist of educational presentations, special projects, staffing awareness events, health fairs, faith based programs and implementing strategies to educate the diverse Hudson County Community on organ and tissue donation.
There are several county task force groups including Bayonne-Jersey City, Bergen, Essex, Newark, Passaic, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean. Sussex and other areas in NJ. Certified Volunteer Training Available Opportunities include high school heroes program, college initiative program, hospital speaker program, motor vehicle ambassadors, field and periodic office assignments. Free training and optional locations, flexible hours and assignments.
Education Session with free giveaways on registering to be an organ and tissue donor will be held dispelling the myths and misconceptions on April 11 at the Hoboken Public Library @ 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM .
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Hoboken Public Library
As a vital contributor to the quality of life of Hoboken's citizens, the Hoboken Public Library will connect people with books and information by providing a broad and diverse collection of books and other library materials, innovative programs, competent staff, timely service, appropriate technologies and an inviting facility.