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!

It Takes a Village
to Make Donation Possible

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

Cover of LifeLINES magazine, featuring Tristan Johnson putting on his lacrosse helmet.

Read the inaugural print magazine version of LifeLINES, available for the first time in a digital flipbook format! 

Aarolyn McCullough stands in front of Henry Ford Hospital, where she received her liver transplant in 2011.

Liver transplant recipient dreams big

Volunteer wants to help transplant families with House of Hope for extended stays in Detroit.

Tristan Johnson in his Bandits lacrosse uniform carrying his gear

Grueling time on dialysis ends with ultimate gift

A young donor saved two things most important to Tristan Johnson: His life and his ability to play lacrosse.

Nick Olden, in scrubs, stands in the Gift of Life Michigan 'Grand Hallway' featuring a mural about the donation process.

Donors contribute to important research

Michigan donors are helping scientists to find cures and treatments for devastating diagnoses. 

Alyssa Voss reads to her 4-year old son, Coleton

Placenta donation offers super-healing powers to patients

Little Coleton Voss has no idea how many people he’s already helped in his young life. But with the gift of his nutrient-rich placenta, he has already made a difference for up to 20 patients. 

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.


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.

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.
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!

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