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Gift of Life Michigan Blog

National Donate Life Month: Our message in a time of crisis

Fri, April 03, 2020

What do you do when your biggest month of the year falls in the midst of a national emergency?

Our work continues: A COVID-19 update

Thu, March 26, 2020

Dear friends of Gift of Life Michigan,

Dr. Michael Hagan

Gift of Life Michigan urges transplant community to take health and safety precautions

Thu, March 19, 2020

In the wake of the rapidly spreading new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, experts urge transplant recipients to use extra caution to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Gift of Life Michigan takes cautionary steps to protect staff during the coronavirus outbreak

Gift of Life Michigan takes steps to protect staff, community during coronavirus outbreak

Fri, March 13, 2020

Updated: 3/17/2020

In the wake of the rapid spread of the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, Gift of Life Michigan has taken steps to help protect patients, our staff and the communities we serve.

Rekenna Stanford, a kidney recipient and volunteer for Gift of Life Michigan.

National Kidney Month: minority donor numbers increasing, but more outreach needed

Tue, March 10, 2020

Although National Kidney Month is traditionally set aside to raise awareness of kidney disease and ways to lower risk factors, it also serves as an important reminder of the need for organ donors in the State of Michigan, particularly among the minority population.

Dr. Clive Callender

Black History Month: Salute to Dr. Clive Callender

Fri, February 28, 2020

Dr. Clive Callender has made educating and empowering people his life’s work.

Dr. Jeremiah Turcotte

In memoriam: Jeremiah Turcotte, M.D.

Wed, February 26, 2020

The medical and transplant community is mourning the recent loss of Jeremiah Turcotte, M.D.

Dr. Turcotte was a trailblazer in the field of organ donation and transplantation, recognized across the country as a visionary leader. He passed on Feb. 12, 2020, at the age of 87.

Organ donation infographic

2019: a year of advancements and success

Tue, January 21, 2020

Advances in technology and continued expansion of the Organ Donor Registry helped Gift of Life Michigan – and organ procurement organizations across the country – save more lives than ever in 2019.

In Michigan, 341 patients donated organs and 1,598 donated tissue last year. Both are increases from 2018 and signify the sixth consecutive year of increased donation. In total, 1,056 organs were transplanted.

Marissa Tudor's mother, Shelly, brother, Tyler and father, Mark

Gift of Life Michigan honors donors during Tournament of Roses Parade

Mon, December 30, 2019

The Donate Life float will once again have a special meaning for many people who take part in or watch the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day.

Transplant community works together to improve efficiencies

Mon, December 23, 2019

The transplant community is continually working to solve a complex equation that involves time, distance and patient-donor compatibility to improve care and save lives. A lot of that work on increasing efficiencies takes place behind the scenes.

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