Organ & Tissue Donation
The donation of tissue and organs to others for transplant or medical research/education after you or a loved one pass is a gift that is invaluable. There is an increasing need for transplantable organs and a lack of availability, making every donated organ a priceless gift.
Gabaldon Mortuary in Albuquerque, New Mexico proudly helps families through the organ donation process and works with local and federal agencies to facilitate the organ donation process and ensure that it is done legally and properly.
Anatomical Gifts for Transplant and/or Research
Many people want to be remembered for a variety of things such as who we were and what we did in life. By giving the anatomical gift of organ or tissue donation for transplant and/or research, you are creating a legacy that keeps giving. Tissues that can be donated include:
- Heart Valves
- Sclera and cornea
- Fascia lata (the thin covering of muscles)
You can also donate organs for transplant or research which can potentially save another human’s life. According to the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, more than 114,000 people are on the list to receive an organ transplant this year. Not everyone who signs up meets the criteria for transplant donation. Additionally, organ donation is possible only when the donor has been diagnosed and pronounced brain dead.
Organs that are candidates for donation include:
- And others
There are many benefits to organ and tissue donation such as saving other lives, helping research find cures and causes for diseases, it is free to the donor and family and it often helps the grieving process when you know you are helping others. However certain types of tissue and bone extraction may require extensive reconstruction.
Gabaldon Mortuary in Albuquerque, NM can Help
If you or a loved one is seeking to perform organ and/or tissue donation after your death, Gabaldon Mortuary can help. A recovery agency notifies our funeral director handling the services. We work closely with the agency using open communication with the loved ones and get your loved one into our care as soon as possible. As we coordinate the care of your loved one during this process of donation, we make sure to help coordinate all other details that are required.
Certain types of tissue and bone extraction may require extensive reconstruction, so bear this in mind if you plan to have a viewing at the funeral. We can discuss your options with you when the time comes.
Every donation is a gift and will make a huge impact on the lives of the recipients. Please seek the expertise of our funeral directors to assist with any questions you may have when contemplating donation for yourself or your loved one.