Kidney disease is a growing issue across the Navajo Nation – right now in New Mexico, more than 130 Native Americans are on the transplant list waiting for life-saving organs and 120 need kidneys.
New Mexico Donor Services In The News
Painting encourages organ donation among Native Americans
A New Mexico hospital received a powerful painting promoting Native American organ donation. San Juan Regional Medical Center received a painting titled ‘Giver/Receiver’ from New Mexico Donor Services.
MVD celebrates National Donate Life Month
The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division is recognizing National Donate Life Month in April and encouraging New Mexicans to become organ donors when they obtain or renew their driver’s licenses.
26 OPOs join new UNOS-led collaborative to increase DCD donor recoveries
UNOS is leading a national collaborative improvement project to support organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in increasing recovery of donation after circulatory death (DCD) organs. The project was launched by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network in October 2020, and involves 26 OPOs.*