Community partners

Our community partners are essential to the work we do—educating the public, registering new donors, and caring for donor heroes and their families. Their expertise, expediency, and cooperation pave the way for others to receive the gift of life.

Grief support

Learning to live with loss is difficult. Our staff can assist families with bereavement materials, direct them to local support groups and provide information on how the donation was able to benefit those in need. Here are resources that may be helpful.

The Somos Unidos Foundation

New Mexico United Soccer and the Somos Unidos Foundation are teaming up with Donate Life New Mexico to help save lives.

We’ve unveiled the ‘United to Save Lives’ hot air balloon. The goal (pun intended) is to help raise awareness surround everyone’s ability to help save lives through organ donation and transplantation.

Our hot air balloon named “Stairway to Heaven” displays a banner featuring the inspirational message, “United to Save Lives” and flies in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
It’s a banner that’s 16 feet long and 23 feet wide. That’s nearly as tall as an adult giraffe and as long as three king size mattresses put end-to-end. This unique partnership garners hundreds of thousands of viewers attending the annual fiesta, and has already resulted in at least 50 newly registered organ donors. Stairway to Heaven and its pilot Rick Ferrall are from Lawrenceville, Georgia.

We are thankful for this continued partnership.

About the Somos Unidos Foundation

The Somos Unidos Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating positive outcomes for New Mexicans through art, sport, community, and unity. We believe that New Mexico belongs at the top of the positive lists and the bottom of negative ones. Our mission is to create positive outcomes for every New Mexican. We aim to do so through community collaborations, programs that unify our state and by affording equal opportunities to every New Mexican. For more information visit

#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.