HackensackUMC Hosts Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce with NJ Sharing Network to Discuss Organ Donation
June 7, 2016 01:31 PM
HackensackUMC hosted the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce recently at HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness for an informative meeting regarding organ donation.
Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce members at HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants in Maywood for an informative meeting titled, “Gift of Living Donation.” Physicians from the HackensackUMC Transplant Surgery Organ Transplantation team presented to the group as well as representatives from the NJ Sharing Network. Living donation, most often associated with kidney donation, can save the life of someone facing a long and uncertain wait. Living donors can donate to family, friends or anonymous candidates. Each year, about 6,000 transplants around the country are made possible by living donors.
Pictured from left to right: Morey Menacker, D.O., interim chair, Department of Medicine, director, Population Health and president, HackensackAlliance ACO; Prakash Rao, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE, HCLD, Vice President of Diagnostics & Research Operations and Director of Transplant Laboratory, NJ Sharing Network; Larry Melton, M.D., medical director, Transplant Surgery Organ Transplantation, HackensackUMC; Elisse Glennon, vice president and chief administrative officer, NJ Sharing Network; James Lim, M.D., program director and chief, Transplant Surgery Organ Transplantation, HackensackUMC.