Links

DONATION IN NEW MEXICO

FOR DONOR FAMILIES

FOR TRANSPLANT CANDIDATES / RECIPIENTS / LIVING DONORS

  • Writing to Donor Families – information and guideliness for writing to your donor family.
  • Organ Transplant Awareness Program of New Mexico – Volunteer group of transplant recipient, transplant candidates, donor families, friends and families
  • Transplant Games ~ Team New Mexico – New Mexico transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors, families and healthcare professionals proudly represent New Mexico in the U.S. Transplant Games, held every two years. The Transplant Games is an athletic competition to showcase the success of organ and bone marrow transplants. Donor families participate in workshops and a Donor Recognition Ceremony. Transplant recipients who do not physically qualify to compete are encouraged to join the team and attend the Games as spectators so that they can be a part of this gathering.
  • New Mexico Organ Donation Tax Deduction – New Mexico tax payers may clain a deduction from net income in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for organ donation related expenses. For more information, go to New Mexico Statutes and search for “Deduction Organ Donation”
  • Hospital Hospitatily Houses – New Mexicans who need to go out-of-state to be evaluated and await a transplant may be able to find affordable housing through the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses website.
  • Air Charity Network – national charitable aviation network matching people in need with “free” flights and other travel resources that can provide healing and hope.
  • New Mexico MedBank – help for those who can’t afford their prescription medications.
  • Transplant Living – brings together transplant information, resources, and tools for patients, families, and friends. No matter where you are in the transplant experience, Transplant Living can help you be prepared. You can choose to personalize the site to help better manage your health information needs.
  • Transplant Experience – provides information, tools, advice from experts and recipients about the transplant process. Website sponsored by Astellas Pharma US.
  • Living Organ Donation – Information about living donation for kidney, liver, and lungs.
  • National Living Donor Assistance Center – Providing financial assistance to those who want to donate an organ, priority is given to individuals not otherwise able to afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with living organ donation
  • Kidney Paired Donation – When a potential living kidney donor and kidney recipient are an incompatible match, it is now possible to match them with another incompatible donor/recipient pair Two organizations that work with transplant centers across the U.S. to assist with incompatible matches are:
  • Alliance for Paired Donation
  • Paired Donation Network
  • Organ Procurement and Transplant Network – ensures the success and efficiency of the U.S. organ transplant system. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), based in Richmond, Virginia, administers the OPTN and provides data to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Patients (SRTR). under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)– provides ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States. Provides waiting stats and transplant data on specific transplant centers and carries out rigorous scientific analyses of data and disseminates information to the transplant community.

 DONATION AWARENESS & EDUCATION

  • Donate Life America – national alliance to educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation, correcting misconceptions about donation and creating a greater willingness to donate. Downloadable “Donate Life” logos and weblinks.
  • Organ Donation – U.S. Government Information on Organ & Tissue Donation and Transplantation. Information from the Division of Transplantation, U.S. Health and Human Services. Donation and transplantation basics, reducing the risk for transplant, and minority health issues. Research, best practices and legislation information.
  • Workplace Partnership for Life – Get involved in promoting life-saving donations. Register your business or workplace to participate in the national initiative to increase organ, tissue, blood and marrow donations.
  • Teacher’s Guide – Decision:Donation – Organ donation school program and resources for middle school and high school teachers. Includes student tutorial and activities.
  • Tournament of Roses Parade – Learn more about the organ donation float at the 2006 Rose Parade – A New Mexican rode on the float this year!
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)– administers the transplant waiting list, matching organ donors to recipients, transplant centers and donor programs.
  • Organ Procurement and Transplant Network – ensures the success and efficiency of the U.S. organ transplant system. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), based in Richmond, Virginia, administers the OPTN and provides data to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Patients (SRTR). under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)– provides ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States. Provides waiting stats and transplant data on specific transplant centers and carries out rigorous scientific analyses of data and disseminates information to the transplant community.