- Location: New Mexico
Organ Donation in New Mexico
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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