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    The Benefits of Organ Donation

    It is estimated that a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 13 minutes. Thousands die each year due to the lack of organ donors in America.

    In New Mexico, there is a severe shortage or organ donors, particularly with the minority population.

    Donation Facts

    • A single donor can benefit dozens of patients.
    • Becoming a donor will not cost your family anything.
    • Almost anyone can become a donor, including the elderly and those with medical problems.
    • All major religious organizations within the United States support organ and tissue donations.
    • Donations will not alter or delay funeral plans; an open casket is still possible.

    How to Register

    When applying for or renewing a driver's license or ID card, you can register as an organ donor. You'll be given a red heart sticker to affix to your driver's license or ID card.

    Donors must be at least 13 years old to register on their own; if you're between 13 years old and 15 years old, you'll need the consent of your parent of guardian.

    Those who already have a license or ID card may add their choice to become a donor by picking up a sticker from any MVD field office.

    You may also indicate your donor decision by completing a Uniform Donor Card and keeping it in your wallet or purse.

    Additional Information

    The New Mexico Donor Services, headquartered in Albuquerque, handles organ and tissue donations within the state.

    For more information, contact the organization at:

    New Mexico Donor Services

    2715 Broadbent Parkway NE, Suite J

    Albuquerque, NM 87107

    (800) 843-7672

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    Doctors don’t work with the same urgency to save your life if they know you’re an organ donor.

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    Every doctor's first priority is to save your life regardless of your organ donation status.

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