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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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News | October 8, 2021

HOPE Act clears first Senate hurdle

The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act is one step closer to becoming law in Michigan, after the bill was unanimously referred out of the…

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News | September 17, 2021

Spectrum Butterworth Hospital honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Grand Rapids facility, staff recognized for innovation, support of organ and tissue donation Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids was honored as the 2021 Donor…

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News | September 10, 2021

Gift of Life Michigan sees third consecutive month of record number of organ donors

For the third consecutive month, Gift of Life Michigan honored the wishes of a record number of organ donors, bringing hope for healing to the…

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News | September 8, 2021

‘It’s become my mission’

Beats x Beers founder recognized for organ, tissue donation support and outreach Brandon Corder, a Flint native and founder of the Beats x Beers, is…

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News | September 7, 2021

Wayne County M.E. honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Champion Awards recognize organ, tissue donation supporters and innovators Dr. Carl Schmidt, chief medical examiner for Wayne County, is one of 13 individuals and three…

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News | September 3, 2021

‘Why wouldn’t I do that for another person?”

Flint McLaren nurse, kidney donor, honored as Donation Champion by Gift of Life Michigan Tonia Cole is so supportive of organ and tissue donation, she…

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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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