New Mexico Donor Services (NMDS) is the nonprofit, federally designated transplant donor network serving the Citizens of New Mexico. We are committed to saving and improving lives by connecting one life to another through donation and transplantation. We support potential donor families in their time of loss, provide care for them through the donation process and coordinate the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant. We also provide after-care support to donor families while at the same time working to inspire universal acceptance of donation to ensure every person in need receives the “Gift of Life.”
Nearly 1,000 New Mexicans now wait for an organ transplant, (heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, intestine or pancreas). The need for transplants far exceeds the number of donations in the state of New Mexico and across the nation. Currently, in the United States, over 100,000 people wait for an organ transplant. One third of them will die waiting for a transplant.
NMDS serves all 33 counties in New Mexico and works with partner hospitals to facilitate organ and tissue donations.
NMDS is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) to recover tissue for transplantation. NMDS adheres to strict FDA and AATB guidelines to insure optimal safety to the transplant recipient.