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Photo of Zahra at home after her heart transplant

Young transplant recipient and family vow to pay forward their gift

Wed, October 09, 2019

Zahra Alasadi was an active 14-year-old when she suddenly got very sick this past winter – she had a severe cough, swollen feet and difficulty breathing. Doctors thought she was suffering from asthma.

Brandon Spight was recognized for his generosity as an organ donor

Talking to your family about organ, tissue and eye donation

Tue, July 30, 2019

Talking about death can be uncomfortable.

Most people don’t like to think about their own mortality. But death is part of life, and if we want to talk about organ and tissue donation, we need to acknowledge that life will end for all of us some day.

Press conference announcement of Islamic leaders supporting Muslims in organ donation and transplant

Are Muslims permitted to be organ donors or transplant recipients?

Tue, June 04, 2019

Muslims in the U.S. often wonder whether organ donation and transplant is permitted in Islam.

Jeff saved Linda's life by giving her a kidney donation

March is National Kidney Month

Mon, March 25, 2019

Of the more than 113,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant, the vast majority – nearly 95,000 – are waiting for a kidney transplant. Why is that number so high?

It’s because diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are rampant in the United States and can wreak havoc on kidneys.

Leslie's sight was saved by a cornea transplant

The Hispanic community embraces organ, tissue and eye donation

Fri, March 22, 2019

Here’s what life was like for Leslie Palacios before she received the gift of a cornea donation from a deceased donor: She struggled to help her kids with their homework. She could attend their sporting events but not tell what was going on. And when her husband did a triathlon, she was unable to see him cross the finish line.

All of that changed with Leslie’s cornea transplant.

Gift of Life Michigan employees

Welcome to the blog!

Wed, March 13, 2019

Welcome! Gift of Life Michigan has a brand-new way to talk about organ, eye and tissue donation. 

This blog will provide a rich opportunity for us to regularly share stories of hope and critical information about partnerships, technology, the way donation works, volunteering and so much more.