Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Hispanics Account for 50 Percent of New Mexico’s Transplant Waiting List New Mexicans Encouraged to Dispel Myths and Register to Save Lives

September 30, 2014 – Albuquerque, NM – National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to bring awareness to the tremendous need for organ donations in the Hispanic community, and encourage more people to register as organ donors. Hispanics make up approximately 17 percent of the population in the United States and account for 19

New Mexicans have the opportunity to save lives during Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month is a nationwide effort during the month of April to bring awareness to the critical need of organ and tissue donations.  Donate Life Month was originally a weeklong observance, and it was officially recognized as a month-long event in 2003.  Currently, more than 117,000 people are on the national organ transplant

Wayne Dunlap Named New Mexico Donor Services’ Executive Director

DCI Donor Services, Inc. (DCIDS) named Wayne Dunlap as Executive Director of New Mexico Donor Services (NMDS), the nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization serving the citizens of New Mexico.  In this role, Dunlap will oversee and guide all efforts of the organization to save and enhance lives in the state through donation and transplantation.

Valentine’s Day is a Time to Encourage Life-Saving Donations

National Donor Day is recognized across the country on February 14th as a nationwide effort to help save lives through five types of life-saving donations:  organs, tissue, marrow, platelets and blood. New Mexicans are encouraged to help save lives by learning about the need for donations and taking the actions steps to save lives: Right now,