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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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Patrick O'Brien

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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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Blog, Gift of LifeLines, News | January 21, 2022

“I never knew what it was like to feel normal”

Heart transplant gives Lauren a second chance at life. Jessica Koperski may be gone, but her heart is still beating and her legacy of generosity…

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Gift of LifeLines, News | January 21, 2022

Point of Pride: Gift of Life earns prestigious Great Place to Work distinction

Gift of Life Michigan is celebrating its first Great Place to Work certification from Great Workplaces, a California research firm that gathers data from more…

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2021 Year-End Metrics
News | January 17, 2022

Record number of organ donors save lives in 2021

Organ and tissue donation trending up across the U.S.   Gift of Life Michigan again honored the generosity of a record number of organ donors in…

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News | December 21, 2021

Governor signs HOPE Act into law

Legislation enables organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive patients   Ann Arbor, MI – The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act is now law…

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News | December 17, 2021

Gift of Life Michigan certified as ‘Great Place to Work’

Gift of Life Michigan has been certified as a Great Place to Work, based on employee feedback from a survey in November. Based on the…

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News | December 11, 2021

Annual HOSA Challenge sets records in effort to help patients on organ transplant waiting list

Future Health Professionals rally to increase number of Michigan organ and tissue donors   There are nearly 1,000 new organ and tissue donors registered in…

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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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