ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — People 15 and older can register to be an organ donor when getting or renewing a driver’s license or ID card through the MVD
Jaime Munoz was struggling to breathe last summer. Doctors told him if they couldn’t find him a lung transplant by December, pulmonary fibrosis would likely get the better of him.
On Wednesday, he stood before a crowd at one of the busiest Motor Vehicle Division offices in the state to make a plea to those getting their driver’s licenses: Sign up to be an organ donor.
“I’m living proof that organ donation does work. You’re saving not just my life, but you’re saving my family. You’re saving the people who are my loved ones,” the 38-year-old double lung transplant recipient told The Associated Press.