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Two Black men at an information table sharing facts about organ donation
Blog, Gift of LifeLines | January 31, 2023

Don’t Let Misinformation About Organ Donation Affect Your Decisions

Don’t let misinformation about organ and tissue donation affect your decision to sign up as a donor and leave a legacy of kindness and generosity….

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Senator Kevin Daly stands at a podium in front of a Check Your Heart banner on the Michigan Capitol steps
Gift of LifeLines, News | October 11, 2022

Gift of Life Michigan calls for action as Michigan Organ Donor Registry grows at the slowest pace since its founding

About 2,400 patients are waiting in Michigan this month for a life-saving organ transplant. The best way to save their lives is to grow the…

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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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woman smiling at camera
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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A woman with long brunette hair in a white dress and a man in a blue shirt and khakis stand arm-in-arm
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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Artelia Griggs and Donnie Parker wave as they finish the 5K walk
Gift of LifeLines, News | July 27, 2022

LIFE Walk returns to historic Belle Isle for 25th year

Thousands attend event celebrating life, organ and tissue donation The annual LIFE Walk/Run drew nearly 2,500 people to Belle Isle in downtown Detroit for the…

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Transplant athlete signs Transplant Games of America flag
Gift of LifeLines, News | July 26, 2022

Team Michigan heads to San Diego for the Donate Life Transplant Games

Camaraderie, fellowship highlight biennual competition for transplant recipients Mike Roman of Berkley admits he probably shouldn’t go to the Donate Life Transplant Games this year….

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Municipal clerk holding map of Michigan
Blog, Gift of LifeLines | July 26, 2022

Does your company or organization want to help save lives?

Gift of Life is looking for workplace partners who can make a difference   With about 55% of Michiganders registered as organ and tissue donors,…

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Justin Shilling, who was killed at the Oxford High School shooting in November 2021 and became an organ and tissue donor
Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Stories of Hope | July 26, 2022

Mom helps Oxford High School students remember friend and classmate who saved six lives

Justin Shilling’s legacy as an organ and tissue donor is helping his mother navigate the depths of her grief. She wanted something for his 1,900…

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Patrick Price, a bearded Black man with glasses in a blue suit, stands in front of a birthday cake and smiles at the camera
Gift of LifeLines, Let's Talk, News | July 25, 2022

Saginaw man determined to regain health, mobility

Minorities often wait longer for organ transplants  Patrick Price is hoping he will one day receive a new kidney and return to the catering business…

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Todd Hart in scrubs sitting in a survival flight helicopter
Blog, Gift of LifeLines | July 22, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Todd Hart is responsible for organs on their journey to transplant

Todd Hart saves lives by taking care of organs from the second they leave the donor until the moment they reach the recipient prepped for…

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Blog, Gift of LifeLines, Stories of Hope | July 22, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Recipient launches charity, raises money in honor of 20th anniversary of her lung transplant

Ronda Harrison never thought she’d live to see 50.   Born with cystic fibrosis (CF), the Spring Lake woman said she always knew her life had…

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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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Female doctor holding open chart looking at the camera
Gift of LifeLines, News | April 26, 2022

New legislation encourages family doctors to educate about organ and tissue donation

New legislation introduced in April will help Michigan family doctors and urgent care centers provide patients with information about organ, tissue and bone marrow donation….

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