Hello, I am Judy Mancillas, Program Director with The Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation, NM.
In 2018, there were 33,433 lives saved with an organ transplant. These transplants were made possible by 27,195 deceased donors and by 6,238 living donors.
Currently, there are over 114,00 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting.
If you are not already registered to be an organ and tissue donor, make 2019 the year that you make this life changing and life -saving decision. Make sure that your loved ones know your decision so that they can honor your wishes.
Have a happy and healthy New Year.
- Designate organ donor on your drivers license next time you renew your license or when you are licensed the first time.
- Tell your family about your decision.
- Share organ donor info with others!