The one glimmer of anything positive in the otherwise horribly sad passing of Cara McCollum today was the news that she had made the decision to become an organ donor.

McCollum, the former Miss New Jersey, and the anchor for SNJ Today died Monday morning from injuries she received in a car accident last week.

The 24-year-old Margate resident had made the decision to try to help the one of the 3,527 people in New Jersey waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Already, 2.3 million residents of New Jersey have donated organs to help save lives.

Cara McCallum in the 2014 Miss America parade in Atlantic City (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

As a registered organ donor, you're giving thousands of people hope that they will someday receive the life-saving organ transplant they need.

And you can do the same things right now! All you need to register as an organ donor is an I.D. number, and your driver's license or social security number.

Do it to pay tribute to Cara McCollum or just because it's the right thing to do. Give the gift of life. Click HERE to became an organ donor now!

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