Gift of Life Michigan

We Honor Life Through Donation

Choosing to become an organ and tissue donor can make an impact on many lives. Read the stories of donors and recipients, and find out how you can make a difference!

Ben, Karen and Mallaki Hayes

Read the digital LifeLINES magazine

LifeLINES is available as a digital magazine flipbook. Check it out!

Tattoo on Joan Smith's arm of a heart with a tree growing out of it

Tattoos for life, hope and remembrance

Tattoos express love and gratitude for those who gave.

Evan Cotton

Teen and his new heart provide comfort

After getting a heart transplant, Evan is bringing comfort to others.

High school students wear glasses that mimic the need for a cornea transplant

Michigan is behind other states in educating youth about donation

New legislation would teach all ninth graders the basics.

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Champions Gala recognizes leaders

Recognizing Champions for their extraordinary efforts to promote organ, eye and tissue donation.

Check Your Heart Open House

Please join us for our annual Community Open House. Our doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with a brief program starting promptly at 2:15 p.m.

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Donate Life Night at the Zoo

Join us at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids for a fun night with the animals and hundreds of donation and transplant supporters!

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LIFE Walk/Run

Michigan’s largest gathering of donor families, living donors, transplant recipients, medical staff and other supporters is an event you just do not want to miss! […]

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Donation in Multicultural Communities

Since 1971, Gift of Life Michigan has honored life by connecting people who need vital organ and tissue transplants with donors.


Latinx Experience

The decision to donate is an important decision. We know that faith and family informs this decision.


African American Experience

Despite a history of mistrust and misinformation, doctors will work just as hard to save your life.


Arab American Experience

We are partnering with healthcare professionals and community leaders to ensure information about organ donation is culturally sensitive and consistent with faith beliefs.

Making a Difference

Who We Serve

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Learn how to become a donor, what organs are eligible for donation, and more.

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Donor Families

We help you and the rest of your family cope, grieve, understand and – if you wish – become an advocate of donation.

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While GOL doesn't work directly with/assign organs to recipients, transplant recipients are why we do what we do.

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Want to get involved? Find out how you can make a difference through volunteering with Gift of Life Michigan!

By the Numbers
Number of Michigan patients who have received a life-saving organ transplant in the past 10 years.
Number of lives saved each day by an organ transplant in the United States.
Number of people on the national organ transplant waiting list.
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