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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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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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National Donate Life Month logo
News | April 25, 2022

Donate Life Month encourages Michigan residents to sign up to be a donor

Gift of Life Michigan honors donors, recipients and volunteers during national observance April is National Donate Life Month, designed to raise awareness of the importance…

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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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Woman presenting a blue and green glass award to another woman
Gift of LifeLines, News | April 25, 2022

Gift of Life Michigan honors champions of donation 

Fourth annual ceremony celebrates winners statewide Gift of Life Michigan honored 17 individuals, four partner organizations, and one hospital with 2022 Donation Champion awards, recognizing…

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brown teddy bear wearing a green Gift of Life logo shirt sitting on an afghan blanket
Gift of LifeLines, News | April 22, 2022

Honoring Life

Gift of Life Foundation launches first annual appeal  As Gift of Life Michigan battles the ever-present transplant waiting list and strives to add one million…

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Two well-dressed women stand in front of "Check Your Heart" banner
News | April 15, 2022

Gift of Life Michigan launches ‘Check Your Heart’ campaign

One million new registered donors sought   Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s federally designated organ and tissue procurement program, launched a statewide campaign to…

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Monitor showing organ function for lungs inside TransMedic machine
News | February 16, 2022

Breaking the time barrier: new system extends life, viability of donated lungs

Life-saving technology in Michigan will triple the time for lungs to be transplanted Kyle Clark had just days to live when the news finally came…

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News | February 14, 2022

‘I don’t take a single day for granted’

Lansing woman advocates for organ, tissue donation on National Donor Day Rachel Kuntzsch was 44, healthy and active when sudden onset congestive heart failure upended…

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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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woman at computer with Great Place to Work banner
Gift of LifeLines, News | January 21, 2022

Point of Pride: Gift of Life earns prestigious Great Place to Work distinction

Gift of Life Michigan is celebrating its first Great Place to Work certification from Great Workplaces, a California research firm that gathers data from more…

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2021 Year-End Metrics
News | January 17, 2022

Record number of organ donors save lives in 2021

Organ and tissue donation trending up across the U.S.   Gift of Life Michigan again honored the generosity of a record number of organ donors in…

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News | December 21, 2021

Governor signs HOPE Act into law

Legislation enables organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive patients   Ann Arbor, MI – The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act is now law…

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News | December 17, 2021

Gift of Life Michigan certified as ‘Great Place to Work’

Gift of Life Michigan has been certified as a Great Place to Work, based on employee feedback from a survey in November. Based on the…

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News | December 11, 2021

Annual HOSA Challenge sets records in effort to help patients on organ transplant waiting list

Future Health Professionals rally to increase number of Michigan organ and tissue donors   There are nearly 1,000 new organ and tissue donors registered in…

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