About Us

Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan.

Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network to get kidneys to the people who need them most. 

Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 1,000 organs every year for transplantation from nearly 400 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissues are also recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients. Gift of Life also works with Eversight to manage cornea and eye donation.

In addition, Gift of Life maintains and grows the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State and Donate Life America. The registry is a confidential database of people who have documented their decision to help others by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor upon their death, if medically suitable.

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We honor life through donation.

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Who We Are

We’re a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.

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What We Do

Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 1,000 organs every year for transplantation from nearly 400 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives.

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Our Values

We strive to be determined, compassionate and professional.

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Raise Awareness with Branded Apparel!

Gift of Life Michigan has partnered with Lands' End to provide apparel embroidered with the Gift of Life Michigan logo.

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Gift of Life Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting and supporting Michigan’s donation and transplant community.

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News Room

Let us know how we can help you with your news story. We’ve made recent statistics and facts about donation available, as well as suggested terminology for your reports.

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Careers

Our employees work with hospitals and transplant centers across the state and nation to fulfill the wishes of donors and the hopes of people in need of these life-saving gifts. 

Financials

Gift of Life Michigan reports information about its finances and operations to the federal government each year on IRS Form 990, which can be found on GuideStar under "Organ Procurement Agency of Michigan."

Memberships
  • Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
  • Donate Life America
  • Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • Donate Life Coalition of Michigan
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