We Honor Life Through Donation

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

It Takes a Village
to Make Donation Possible

Through compassion and dedication, our employees work to make medical miracles happen every day.

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We're back!

We are excited to bring you the second edition of our quarterly newsletter. We've got a lot to celebrate and many inspiring stories to share!

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VIDEO: Born a hero

Baby Jade came into the world with all odds against her and left with a legacy that now defines her. 

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FOUNDATION FOCUS: Annual appeal

The Gift of Life Foundation has just launched its first annual appeal with a goal of raising $25,000 in the coming weeks and months.

Let's Talk

Since 1971, Gift of Life Michigan has honored life by connecting people who need vital organ and tissue transplants with donors. We launched Let’s Talk to reach out to multicultural, youth, and faith communities.

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Latinx Experience

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

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African American Experience

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

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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.

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Number of Michigan patients who have recieved a life-saving organ transplant in the past 10 years.
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Number of people on the national organ transplant waiting list.
Making a Difference

Who We Serve

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Donors

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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Recipients

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

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Volunteers

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

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