Youth Education Resources


Decision: Donation: An instructional program for mid and high school students about organ and tissue donation and transplantation and the need to make an informed decision about donation. The free program that includes videos, can be ordered at no cost by contacting us at (505) 843-7672 or

Gift of a Lifetime: Students and teachers can experience the dramatic stories of transplant patients and donors as they are told in the Transplant Journey and Faces of Donation.Download suggested activities and worksheets and explore the Interactive Body to learn about the organs and tissues that can be transplanted. Students can also send questions that will be answered by experts in the field of organ and tissue transplantation, or you can arrange for a local expert to come into your classroom. Teacher resources, including National Education Standards are available at

Ray of Hope – The inspirational story of a young man, whose decision to be an organ donor left a legacy of life to others. Jason Ray was a son, a friend, a world traveler and the University of North Carolina mascot.


The Betty Montoya “Gift of Life” Organ & Tissue Donation Scholarship.

High School Seniors must submit an essay about Organ and Tissue Donation and/or Transplantation.   Eligible students must be attending a college, university or technical school.  Two categories:
Personal Essay
Fact-Based Essay 

Deadline is February 14th. Visit for application and more info.


For Research Paper and Presentation information about Organ Donation and Transplantation go to


To participate in a Service Learning/Community Service program, please contact our office at (505) 843-7672 or

Speakers For Secondary Education/Civic Community Programs Available

Donate Life Ambassadors are New Mexico Donor Services volunteer who are organ and tissue transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, health care professionals, and those waiting for transplants.

The Donate Life Ambassadors are available to speak to your school or civic/community groups about organ and tissue donation, and specifically the positive impact transplantation has had on their lives.

These trained volunteers have all been personally touched by organ and tissue donation. The recipients have been given renewed life. Meanwhile, donor family members find donation helps turn their tragedies and sorrows into feelings of triumph and joy.

For more information on obtaining a speaker for your school or civic/community group, please call us at 505-843-7672 or email us at