New Lease on Life

HeartMany times as attorneys we are asked to help people during hard times - an illness, the death of a loved one, business downturn, tax issues. The contrast of an uplifting call can be so great that I wanted to share it.

One of my partners just stopped by to share with me that a client of his had just called to say he had had a successful heart transplant this past Saturday.  Just sit back a moment to consider the wonderousness of that call.  This gentleman had an operation that will extend his life by decades.  We have advanced so far in life altering surgery that he is on the phone 2 days later.  This miracle came as a gift of life from someone who had taken the time to complete an organ donation card.

Each of us has the ability to create a gift of life from a tragedy if we choose to do so.  Look at Consider Becoming an Organ Donor in New Jersey. Thinking about organ donation is not a usual New Years resolution, but as you are looking around for new actions to take in a new year, completing an organ donor card might be one to consider.

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Consider Becoming an Organ Donor in New Jersey

 April is Donate Life Month and New Jersey is asking residents to consider becoming organ donors.  

National “Donate Life Month” is the perfect time to consider the difference you can make in the lives of others through organ donation,” said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Alaigh. “I urge all residents to register as organ donors. Just one person can make a difference in as many as 50 lives. The gift of life is truly the greatest gift of all.”

Nationally, there are more than 106,000 people—including nearly 4,600 New Jersey residents—on a waiting list to receive a life-saving organ transplants, according to the New Jersey Sharing Network.

Becoming an organ donor in New Jersey is a simple as a click of a mouse - you can find out more information at the online at the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Organ Donor page, or simply download the organ donor form.

You can get more information on Organ Donation at