Organ Donation in New Mexico
Organ Donation in New Mexico
With the help of the New Mexico Donor Registry, Donate Life New Mexico supports and promotes all efforts to raise the number of organ donor registrations in New Mexico.
More than 100,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Keep in mind, there are absolutely no fees for registration or the actual transplant.
Sign up as an organ donor TODAY to give the gift of life to others after you pass.
You can join the New Mexico organ donor registry online, or in person at your local NM MVD office.
To register online, you'll need to complete the online registration form at the Donor Services website.
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. 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.
NOTE: Donors must be at least 13 years old to register on their own. However, if you're between 13 years old and 15 years old, you'll need the consent of your parent of guardian.
In New Mexico, there is a severe shortage or organ donors, particularly within the minority population. A new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list approximately every 10 minutes. Thousands die each year due to the lack of organ donors in America.
The good news is you can save the lives of up to 9 people as an organ donor. Signing up will offer hope to all those in need.
There are all kinds of misconceptions about organ donation. Read more about the topic at the following pages so you can share this information with your friends and family:
- 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.
- Organ donation will not alter or delay funeral plans; an open casket is still possible.
For additional facts and statistics about organ donation, please visit our Organ Donation Facts page.
After you register as an organ donor in New Mexico, you can support the cause by:
- Volunteering with Donate Life NM.
- Make a monetary donation to Donor Services.
- Encourage your friends and family to register as an organ donor.
To update your organ donor profile online, you can visit the Donor Services New Mexico website.
The New Mexico Donor Services, headquartered in Albuquerque, handles organ and tissue donations within the state.
For more information, contact the organization at:
1609 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102