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Blog, Let's Talk | January 22, 2023

Most Common Organ Donation Myth

Most common myth: Doctors won’t work to save your life if you register to be an organ donor. It’s just not true. A terrified Terra…

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Blog | January 11, 2023

National Donor Day 2023

When is National Donor Day 2023? February 14 is a special day in the U.S. We all know it’s Valentine’s Day, but did you know…

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can family override organ donation
Blog | January 8, 2023

Can Family Override Organ Donation

Many prospective organ donors sometimes have concerns about whether their families may attempt to override their decision to donate after death.  Although the majority of…

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who can donate a kidney
Blog | January 8, 2023

Who Can Donate a Kidney?

More than 90,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant, so deciding to become a kidney donor can save lives. If you are considering becoming…

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what organs can be donated
Blog | January 8, 2023

What Organs Can Be Donated

Organ donation and transplantation is one of greatest modern medical advances, saving thousands of lives every year in this country.  Donors and their families secure…

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how to become an organ donor
Blog | December 1, 2022

How to Become an Organ Donor

Organ donation is one of the best medical advancements of the contemporary era. Unfortunately, organ demand is significantly greater than the number of organs available….

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Blog, Stories of Hope | November 23, 2022

After kidney and liver transplant, Michigan man is back out hunting

Rob Rudzki is living proof of the good organ donation can do. More than seven years after a kidney and liver transplant, Rob is still…

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National Hispanic Heritage Month | Gift of Life Michigan
Blog | October 25, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept-Oct

National Hispanic Heritage month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans as well as the histories and unique cultures of the American Latino community. It runs…

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what is the age limit for organ donation
Blog, Gift of LifeLines | October 10, 2022

What is the Age Limit for Organ & Tissue Donation?

Bert Steck was surprised to learn that his mother, Katherine, was a candidate for tissue donation. She was, after all, 101 years, five months, and…

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CEO Dorrie Dils talks to a small group standing in front of the new donor process mural at Gift of Life Michigan
Blog | October 10, 2022

New murals and displays educate and move visitors at Gift of Life Michigan

Foundation generously supports project to honor donors and celebrate recipients A stroll down the long hallway of Gift of Life’s Donor Care Center in Ann…

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Man at podium in front of extra large screen showing photo of a little girl and her name, Amaia
Blog, Stories of Hope | October 10, 2022

Lansing father of 7-year-old donor presents award to producers of popular ‘Chicago Med’ in Hollywood

Donate Life Hollywood reached out to Gift of Life Michigan and one other organ procurement organization this year asking for help. The donation advocacy group…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines | October 10, 2022

Staff Spotlight: For a decade, Stephanie Sommer has been the face of Gift of Life for MEs and funeral homes

Stephanie Sommer has visited more medical examiner offices in Michigan than most medical examiners. And then there are the funeral homes. Her work as senior…

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Blog, Stories of Hope | October 10, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime volunteer honors her daughter by teaching others about donation

Artelia Griggs helps save lives by telling everyone she can about organ and tissue donation. She also does it as a loving tribute to her…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Stories of Hope | October 10, 2022

Tracy and Holly: a Love Story

Tracy Gary and Holly Werlein-Gary almost never met, but fate and transplantation intervened. They both nearly died before finding each other and are now making…

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Blog, Let's Talk, Stories of Hope | October 7, 2022

Fenton couple draws on experience to promote organ donation

‘I wasn’t afraid of dying. There’s always hope,’ lung transplant recipient says Jesse and Carlee Ramirez almost didn’t find their happily-ever-after. Jesse, now 62, and…

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