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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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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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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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