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As the state university of New Jersey, Rutgers is committed to serving the public. The university, through the efforts of its staff and faculty, supports community programs, serves as an advocate on issues regarding improved health, and contributes to the well-being of New Jersey residents and individuals across the country. With this in mind, employees are encouraged to participate in organ donation programs.
Organ transplants save thousands of lives each year, yet there are still thousands of people in New Jersey and across the nation who are in need of transplants. More than 4,000 people in New Jersey are currently waiting for an organ transplant. The reason for the shortage of organs is that many people do not properly declare their wishes to donate. Through the information on this webpage, you can learn about organ donation and declare yourself a donor. If you are unsure about donation and would like more information, you can read about organ donation myths and misconceptions.