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September is National DMV Appreciation Month.

Gift of Life Michigan honors Secretary of State during National DMV Appreciation Month

Wed, September 23, 2020

September is National DMV Appreciation Month, when Gift of Life Michigan recognizes the Michigan Secretary of State for the invaluable work they do every day to save and heal lives.

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Fri, September 11, 2020

Last year, President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order designed to improve kidney care in the United States. While it is an admirable goal, the executive order may have unintended consequences that could jeopardize thousands of transplant patients in Michigan as well as across the county.

Living on in others helps hearts heal

Wed, September 09, 2020

Kenneth Fogelsonger of Bay City (pictured in orange) gave the best bear hugs, according to his niece, Janet Auer, the manager of the Masin SOS branch office.  He was only 59 when he died suddenly in February 2015 from a stroke. “He had the kindest heart, the best smile and brightened our lives,” Janet said. 

Donate Life Day at the Zoo is a virtual event this year.

Virtual Donate Life Day at the Zoo brings zoo to you

Thu, August 27, 2020

It’s not often that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at a zoo without leaving the comfort of your home, but that’s exactly what you can do this weekend.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Gift of Life Michigan celebrates National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Fri, August 07, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need One Voice, One Vision to Save and Heal Lives. The global COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the health disparities that multicultural communities face in the U.S. and reminded us all that we share a common humanity.

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Gift of Life Michigan takes #MaskUpMichigan pledge

Fri, July 17, 2020

In early July, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded and toughened Michigan's mask-wearing requirements in an ongoing attempt to quell the spread of the coronavirus.

Organ transplants have returned to pre-coronavirus levels across the country

First post-COVID lung transplant performed as organ transplants return to pre-virus levels

Thu, June 18, 2020

Organ transplants are beginning to return to pre-COVID-19 levels across the country and a recent breakthrough in Chicago may provide even more hope for the thousands of patients on the national organ waiting list – as well as patients diagnosed with the virus.

Morris Hood III, kidney recipient, 'champion for others' remembered

Thu, May 21, 2020

As a legislator, Morris Hood III always sought the middle ground. As a kidney recipient, he used his experience to promote organ donation and the need for minority organ donors, as well as for legislation that improved access to affordable healthcare.

Heart transplant recipient urges caution after COVID-19 diagnosis: 'We have to be extra diligent'

Tue, April 28, 2020

Amy Bacon said she doesn’t know how she contracted the coronavirus.

COVID-19 update: protecting patients, staff and the community

Fri, April 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new month, two things are clear: organ transplant recipients (along with everyone else) need to take precautions to protect themselves and Gift of Life Michigan is still working with hospital transplant centers to provide life-saving organs to patients in need.