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Welcome to Gift of Life Michigan’s Newsroom, where you'll find the latest in transplant news and industry innovations, along with inspiring stories about transplant recipients, tributes to donors and donor families and general information of interest about the organ and tissue transplant community. 

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You can also access media contact information, fact sheets, videos, graphics and more. Most importantly, we can help connect you with medical experts, transplant recipients and/or family members of organ and tissue donors to interview.

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Patrick O'Brien

Chief Communications Officer
POBrien@golm.org
734-922-1017 (office) or 517-449-3565 (cell)

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Communications Manager
SSpielman@golm.org
734-233-8069 (cell)

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Check Your Heart Capitol Rally with image of Michigan Capitol Building
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, News | April 27, 2022

Check Your Heart Rally at state capitol will advocate for action

Gift of Life Michigan and its partners, volunteers, donor families, and recipients are gathering in June at the state capitol building in Lansing to celebrate…

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Gift of LifeLines, News | April 26, 2022

New legislation encourages family doctors to educate about organ and tissue donation

New legislation introduced in April will help Michigan family doctors and urgent care centers provide patients with information about organ, tissue and bone marrow donation….

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National Donate Life Month logo
News | April 25, 2022

Donate Life Month encourages Michigan residents to sign up to be a donor

Gift of Life Michigan honors donors, recipients and volunteers during national observance April is National Donate Life Month, designed to raise awareness of the importance…

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Surgeon works on donor lungs inside the TransMedics machine
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, News | April 25, 2022

Breaking the time barrier: organ care system preserves lungs outside the body

New lung technology lends hope to patients who are waiting Two people are alive today because of new technology adopted by Gift of Life Michigan…

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Gift of LifeLines, News | April 25, 2022

Gift of Life Michigan honors champions of donation 

Fourth annual ceremony celebrates winners statewide Gift of Life Michigan honored 17 individuals, four partner organizations, and one hospital with 2022 Donation Champion awards, recognizing…

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Gift of LifeLines, News | April 22, 2022

Honoring Life

Gift of Life Foundation launches first annual appeal  As Gift of Life Michigan battles the ever-present transplant waiting list and strives to add one million…

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Donation Facts
  • Of the state's 7.6 million adults, more than 4.8 million are registered donors.
  • The best way to indicate one's decision to donate life is to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
  • On average, 17 Michigan residents have organ transplants every week.
  • The supply of organs donated doesn't come close to meeting the demand. Michigan has nearly 3,000 people on the waiting list for a transplant. About 113,000 people are waiting nationwide.
  • Organ donors can save up to eight lives and tissue donors can substantially improve life for up to 75 sick, injured or blind people.
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