One organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people — with the transplants of kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas and intestines.
One tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 50 people — with the transplants of corneas, heart valves, skin, bone, tendons and veins.
According to New Mexico Donor Services, more than 110,000 people await organ transplants in the U.S; nationally 19 people die each day waiting. In New Mexico, 680 people await organ transplants.
You, too, can impact the lives of others. Gov. Susana Martinez has proclaimed April as Donate Life Month. You can register at Motor Vehicle Division offices when obtaining a driver’s license or online at www.NMdonor.org, For information visit www.DonateLifeNM.org or call 505-843-7672.
As life renews itself this spring, what better time to give the gift of life to others.