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News | December 9, 2020

Hurley Medical Center honored as Donor Hospital of the Year

Organ and tissue donation and transplantation is truly a team effort that requires collaboration between medical staff and transplant centers, along with the compassion and…

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News | December 8, 2020

Gift of Life Michigan honors Henry Ford nurse with Champion Award

Ann Arbor, MI – Elise Pavlick believes education and communication are the keys to providing hope and healing for patients and their families. A nurse…

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News | December 4, 2020

Future health professionals add hundreds to Michigan Organ Donor Registry

Annual HOSA challenge pits students in friendly competition to register new donors Ann Arbor, MI – There are nearly 400 new organ and tissue donors…

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News | November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving marks special anniversary for local family

Two years later, family celebrates heart transplant that saved Grand Ledge mom The Thanksgiving holiday will always hold a special place for Rachel Kuntzsch and…

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News | November 23, 2020

Muskegon County ME honored for going above and beyond

Team effort, collaboration earn Dr. Joyce deJong 2020 Donation Champion Award Dr. Joyce deJong, the medical examiner for Muskegon, Ingham, Allegan and Kalamazoo counties, was…

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News | November 19, 2020

Dr. Teresa Jacobs honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Few physicians have done more over the years to help fulfill the wishes of donors and their grieving families than Dr. Teresa Jacobs at Michigan…

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News | November 18, 2020

Labor of love: Grand Rapids man honored for sharing heartfelt journey about organ donation

As a truck driver, Chad Milton has been on more journeys than he can probably count. Milton, a Grand Rapids resident, is being honored by…

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News | November 17, 2020

Changing hearts, changing minds: Donation Champion Award marks improved collaboration with funeral home professionals

Funeral Home professionals and Organ Procurement Organizations can sometimes have a contentious relationship. Caring for and embalming organ and tissue donors can create extra work…

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News | November 16, 2020

West Branch couple honored for volunteer efforts

Gift of Life Michigan recognizes Donor Champions for outreach, advocacy Gift of Life Michigan relies on more than 350 volunteers across the state and few…

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News | November 15, 2020

Innovative approach nets MFDA chief Champion Award From Gift of Life Michigan

‘It’s really part of our mission, too,’ says executive director Seven years ago, funeral directors across the state got together with representatives from Gift of…

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