This September 26th is the National Day of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, for this reason, we explain how to become an organ donor in life or death in Mexico. According to information from the federal government, in Mexico, the General Health Law establishes that donation consists of the tacit or express consent of the person so that during life or after death, his or her body or any of its components are used for transplants.

How to become an organ donor?

The National Transplant Center has the "official document of donation", with which you can express your consent to become a donor of organs, tissues, and cells after death so that they can be used for transplants.

To carry out this procedure you need a valid official ID and two witnesses, the official form to express consent to donate organs and go to the National Transplant Center (Cenatra), located at Carretera Picacho Ajusco 154, 6th floor, Jardines en la Montaña, in Mexico City, with opening hours from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In addition, in order to be an organ donor, there is a Voluntary Donor Card, with which you can express your desire to be an organ and/or tissue donor for transplant purposes. The objective is that this card is given to a family member so that at the moment of loss of life, he/she will be the one to support your decision. You can register on the Cenatra website, where you must enter data such as name, age, CURP, address, and email.

Becoming an organ donor is free of charge in Mexico

The Mexican Government specifies that the procedures to demonstrate an interest in becoming an organ donor are free of charge, as well as if a patient is included in the waiting list to receive a transplant. "If the patient is a candidate for transplant, then, attending to the conditions established by the Mexican General Health Law, he/she will be included, free of charge in the "National Transplant Registry, through the hospital unit."

Source: SEMAR