Christie signs organ, tissue donation measure

    Legislation aimed at raising awareness about the increasing need for organ and tissue donors throughout New Jersey has been signed by Gov. Chris Christie.

    The measure requires the state Treasury Department to disseminate organ and tissue donation information with employee paychecks at least once during the month of April.
    It also designates April as “Donate Life Month” in New Jersey.

    Christie signed the measure Monday, following a tour of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

    According to New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, nearly 110,000 people in the United States are in need of organ transplants, including about 5,000 people in New Jersey. The organization notes that roughly 18 people die each day due to the lack of available organs for transplant.

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