NJ Sharing Network and New York Organ Donor Network to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of April as National Donate Life Month

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ADVISORY, April 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The NJ Sharing Network and New York Organ Donor Network will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of April as National Donate Life Month. The month long celebration honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States. Friday, April 20 will be the inaugural National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, a day when legislators, media partners, corporations, hospitals, and communities will come together to wear blue and green to issue a critical call to action to register as an organ and tissue donor on your driver's license or at www.donatelifeamerica.org

In honor of the occasion, Jessica Melore, one of Donate Life America's "12 Most Inspiring Women of 2012" and Senior Manager of Education and Programs at NJ Sharing Network will ring the Opening Bell. 

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Jessica Melore
Senior Manager, Education and Partnerships
NJ Sharing Network
(551) 689-2430
mailto:jessicam@sharenj.org">jessicam@sharenj.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

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Photos:

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About National Donate Life Month:

National Donate Life Month honors the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families and commemorates transplant recipients. This national awareness month calls attention to over 112,000 people waiting nationwide for a life-saving transplant and the critical importance of registering to be a donor at www.donatelifeamerica.org. As part of Donate Life Month, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 20th, aims to radically increase the number of people registered on state donor registries by drawing attention to this life-saving decision on both a local and a national stage. Legislators, newscasters, corporations, hospital employees, and community residents in New Jersey and across the nation will be unified in their support of blue and green, with events at designated businesses, motor vehicle agencies, municipalities, and public meeting spaces. Participants are encouraged to take pictures of their efforts and post on Donate Life America's facebook page: www.facebook.com/donatelife.

Visit www.donatelifeamerica.org to register to be an organ and tissue donor.

About NJ Sharing Network:

NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants. For information about donation and transplantation in NJ, contact us at 1-800-742-7365 or mailto:info@sharenj.org">info@sharenj.org.  To securely register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.njsharingnetwork.org or your local motor vehicles and say "yes" to donation when you first apply for and each time you renew your driver license or state ID.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/donatelifenj

About New York Organ Donor Network:

The New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN) is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the greater New York metropolitan area. Established in 1978, the NYODN is the second largest OPO in the United States, serving a culturally and ethnically diverse population of 13 million. The NYODN works closely with 10 transplant centers and more than 90 hospitals in the region to facilitate donation. Additionally, it strives to raise awareness for donation and transplantation, educate the public, and encourage residents to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. NYODN is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees the organ transplant waiting list in the U.S. The Donate Life Registry is a confidential database maintained by the New York State Department of Health. It allows individuals to express their consent to be organ donors when they die.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to traffic more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500).

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