The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is supporting the spirit of #GivingTuesdayNM, part of the coordinated national day of giving to celebrate generosity.
Nearly 100 New Mexico nonprofits are participating and demonstrating the power of collaboration to improve New Mexico's communities. You can find a list of participating non-profits, including UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital and the UNM Foundation, here: http://www.centerfornonprofitexcellence.org/GivingTuesdayNM.
Poison Centers across the country, including New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, are also accepting donations as part of the national #GivingTuesday. The New Mexico Poison Center is part of the UNM College of Pharmacy.
The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center receives more than 30,000 calls each year. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and serving the entire state of New Mexico, the center's experts receive more than 30,000 calls each year from the public, law enforcement and health care providers.
Federal funding makes up only 13 percent of overall poison center funding across the U.S. and this source of funds has decreased 36 percent since 2011.