Organ donors, recipients celebrate Donate Life Month at UNM-H

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Monday, UNM Hospital celebrated Donate Life Month, along with donors and recipients. 

Survivor Ray Villa has made a full recovery after he needed a kidney.

He says the hospital’s donation program helped his family learn about organ donation and that led to his son-in-law, Sal Lopez, saving his life.

“Before then he was my son-in-law. Today, he’s my son. I got his kidney. It’s been now… I had the transplant on Dec. 6,” Ray Villa said. 

Monday afternoon, a special award was given to the family of Joel Anthony Mumaw. The boy was only 6 years old when he died in a car crash at the intersection of Eubank and Indian School last April. 

His family donated his organs. 

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