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How to become an organ donor. SewCream. Gift of life Michigan
Blog | June 29, 2022

How to become an Organ Donor

Did you know that more than 106,000 Americans are currently on the organ transplant waiting list? For everyone who decides to become an organ donor,…

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organ donor facts
Blog | June 8, 2022

5 Quick Facts About Organ Donation

Each day, people enter hospitals in dire need of organ transplants. These people need more than medication or surgery to recover from their conditions –…

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A woman standing in front of a red brick wall holding a framed photo of a young boy
Blog, Stories of Hope | May 16, 2022

‘Organ donation was the right thing to do’

Muslim donor mom encourages conversation about organ and tissue donation Karim Khassouan lived a short, quiet life, and his spirit will carry on in the…

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Check Your Heart Capitol Rally with image of Michigan Capitol Building
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, News | April 27, 2022

Check Your Heart Rally at state capitol will advocate for action

Gift of Life Michigan and its partners, volunteers, donor families, and recipients are gathering in June at the state capitol building in Lansing to celebrate…

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Newborn baby wrapped in orange towel with headband
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Stories of Hope | April 27, 2022

Born a hero

Jade Townsend spent a brief time on Earth and made a big difference Baby Jade came into the world with all odds against her and…

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Surgeon works on donor lungs inside the TransMedics machine
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, News | April 25, 2022

Breaking the time barrier: organ care system preserves lungs outside the body

New lung technology lends hope to patients who are waiting Two people are alive today because of new technology adopted by Gift of Life Michigan…

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Graphic if a very diverse crowed of people with Gift of Life logo and "Better Together" headline, rainbow colors and many shades of brown at the bottom
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Let's Talk | April 25, 2022

Better Together

Diversity, equity and inclusion committee readies to launch initiatives after survey results  Already recognized as a Great Place to Work, Gift of Life Michigan is…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines | April 22, 2022

Facebook Fundraisers are an easy way to support our mission and transplant recipients in need

One of the easiest ways to help the Gift of Life Foundation is with a Facebook Fundraiser for your birthday, or in honor or memory…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines | April 22, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Tragedies and legacies

Autumn Harris guides families in crisis as their loved ones save and transform lives. The young wife of a dying man asks his nurse about…

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Blog | April 22, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Remembering Kenton Kurth

Volunteer honored posthumously for work with Gift of Life Michigan Kenton Kurth never met a stranger. “He never met anyone he didn’t like, and I…

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Woman holding sign saying "My Kidney Recipient" with arrow pointing at man, who is holding sign with arrow pointing at her saying "My Living Donor"
Blog | April 7, 2022

‘It gave him eight good years with his loved ones’

Goodrich woman donated kidney to long-time family friend Goodrich, MI – With an act of incredible generosity and kindness, Lynette Bailey gave a long-time family…

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Blue heart-shaped mascot at podium with American and Michigan flags behind them
Blog | March 29, 2022

Gift of Life Michigan Introduces Chief Mascot

Gift of Life Michigan welcomes Hartley T. Heart. Hartley is Gift of Life Michigan’s newest employee, providing a light-hearted (pun intended) opportunity to engage people…

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Armond Baskin and his family. Armond is on dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant.
Blog, Let's Talk | March 2, 2022

Flint man juggles work, family and kidney dialysis while waiting for a transplant

March is National Kidney Month Armond Baskin knew he had high blood pressure, but he didn’t know how serious it was. Diagnosed more than 20…

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Woman seated on couch holding white stuffed animal with sequin heart
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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Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Let's Talk | January 21, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Leader in the Lab

Nilam Patel helps team safely match donors with recipients in time to save lives.  Nilam and her colleagues in Gift of Life Michigan’s Laboratory are…

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