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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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Blog, Gift of LifeLines | January 21, 2022

Foundation Focus: Hockey with Heart

Anyone who knew Cody Baron would expect to see his picture beside the words ‘selfless’ and ‘generous’ in the dictionary.   “He lived each of his…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines | January 21, 2022

All of Us high school education program wins coveted Pinnacle Award from Donate Life America

Gift of Life Michigan is making a bold investment in its popular and successful All of Us high school curriculum so even more students can…

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Blog | January 17, 2022

‘You have to live like your donor is watching you’

Liver recipient turns miracle into advocacy After a liver transplant saved his life, Tim Davidson felt a responsibility to give back to the community and…

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Blog | January 10, 2022

The Greatest Heart Hug

Erin Krause submitted this thoughtful remembrance on Facebook over the holidays; we’re sharing it here with her permission in hopes it brings comfort to donor…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 23, 2021

Caledonia man shares message of hope after 2nd heart transplant

‘All I want to do is volunteer and help out,’ advocate says   Scott Campbell never let his condition slow him down – even after…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 20, 2021

‘Mary’s spirit will always live on, and it’s a beautiful thing’

Chad Milton knows the spirit of his late wife lives on – he’s even heard proof. A traffic accident claimed Mary Milton in 2016, shortly…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 17, 2021

Heart transplant provides new lease, perspective on life

When Michael Collier says he’s in better shape now than he was more than 20 years ago, it’s easy to believe him. Nearly 11 years…

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Blog, News | December 6, 2021

Seeking Gift of Life Champion Nominations

Gift of Life Michigan is once again looking to honor our partners throughout the state at our annual Champions Gala on Friday, April 1, 2022….

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