Want to Become an Organ Donor? There’s an App for That . . .

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HEALTH SCIENCES

Last year set a record year for organ donations at UNM Hospital. Now, a new phone app is making it even easier to become a donor in 2018.

“One organ donor can save as many as eight lives and heal many more through the gifts of tissue and eye donation,” said Joanna Saczek, director of Transplant Services at UNMH.

“In 2017, 42 patients at UNM became organ donors, resulting in 134 organs transplanted and lives saved,” said to Wayne Dunlap, executive director of New Mexico Donor Services.

To boost donor numbers even higher, UNMH and New Mexico Donor Services are working together to add 100 new names to the organ donor registry list by the end of April, National Donate Life Month – and they are hoping the availability of a new phone app will help make that goal a reality. Continue reading

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You have the power to SAVE lives.  Register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor
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