Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Holds Donate Life Flag Raising

On April 4, 2022, to launch National Donate Life Month, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center held its annual flag raising to honor those who have given the generous gift of organ and tissue donation, celebrate the second chance at life made possible for transplant recipients, and give hope to patients waiting for a transplant.

Nationally, there are 110,000 individuals on the transplant waiting list, and nearly 4,000 of them in New Jersey. Each year during the month of April, CBMC partners with NJ Sharing Network to recognize the life-saving legacy of donors and encourage everyone to register as a donor and share their wishes with their loved ones.

“At Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), we witness firsthand the power of donation to restore the health of a patient through our world-class Renal and Pancreas Kidney Transplant Program,” explained Richard L. Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. “In 2021, we performed 348 kidney transplants, including 131 through our living donor program and 217 from deceased organ donors who gave the gift of life to our patients.”

Anyone can become an organ donor, regardless of age, race or medical history. It only takes a few minutes to register and be sure your desire to give this gift is officially recorded. To enroll in the state organ donor registry, visit