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 heal 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 Donor 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.

For Gift of Life's 990 Forms, please visit Guidestar.

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We honor life through donation.

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Who We Are

We’re a non-profit organization working 24/7/365 across the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.

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Our Mission

We honor life through donation.

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Our Values

We strive to be determined, compassionate and professional.

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Raise Awareness with Branded Apparel!

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

Donate Life logoDonate Life America has its own brand store, where you can find all your favorite Donate Life merchandise (without ordering in bulk)!

Visit the Donate Life Store.

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Charitable Giving

Your generous gift - regardless of size - can make a big difference in the lives of donor families, transplant recipients and patients awaiting their second chance at life.

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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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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. 

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