NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The NJ Sharing Network has appointed Victor DiSanto of Hillsborough to its Foundation Board of Trustees.
The organization’s mission is to of save lives through organ and tissue donation. DiSanto's son Joseph received a heart transplant over 10 years ago.
The Foundation Board of Trustees continues to create strategic initiatives to support the Foundation’s mission increasing the number of lives saved through innovative transplant research, family support, education and public awareness about organ and tissue donation. It is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from both public and private sectors who have been touched by donation, including donor families and transplant recipients.
DiSanto is a member of Sterling DiSanto & Associates, LLC. He has been actively engaged in Real Estate appraising throughout New Jersey since 1985, joining Schwartz, Sterling & Associates in 1996 and becoming a aember of Sterling DiSanto & Associates, LLC in 2002.
DiSanto has held numerous leadership roles for the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute including president, vice president and second vice president as well as serving on the Board of Directors. He has also received awards for his leadership capabilities and strengths.
“Victor’s skills along with his passion for his industry speak volumes to his dedication and work ethic,” said Elisse Glennon, vice president and chief administrative officer of NJ Sharing Network and executive director of the Foundation. “As volunteers, the DiSanto family’s support has been invaluable. We know Victor will serve as an integral part of the Board and look forward to his guidance and expertise.”
DiSanto earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Economics from the University of Rhode Island.
There are over 120,000 people nationwide waiting for a transplant and 22 die each day while waiting, but one organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people. In New Jersey, there are over 4,000 people on the waiting list – 138 in Somerset County alone - and one person dies every three days waiting.
New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
The NJ Sharing Network saves lives through organ and tissue donation. Located in New Providence, the organization recovers organs and tissue and belongs to a national network that helps the 120,000 people waiting for a transplant. In 2016, more lives were saved than ever before. Thanks to the selflessness of New Jersey organ donors and their families who said yes to donation, 613 people are alive today. This year, the organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.