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.
We honor life through donation.
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.
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.
We strive to be determined, compassionate and professional.
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.
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."
Founded in 1971
Certifications and Accreditations
- American Association of Tissue Banks
- Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance
- Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
- College of American Pathologists
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- The American Society for Histocompatibility and
- Immunogenetics (ASHI)