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Donate Life Day at the Zoo is a virtual event this year.

Virtual Donate Life Day at the Zoo brings zoo to you

Thu, August 27, 2020

It’s not often that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at a zoo without leaving the comfort of your home, but that’s exactly what you can do this weekend.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Gift of Life Michigan celebrates National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Fri, August 07, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need One Voice, One Vision to Save and Heal Lives. The global COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the health disparities that multicultural communities face in the U.S. and reminded us all that we share a common humanity.

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Gift of Life Michigan takes #MaskUpMichigan pledge

Fri, July 17, 2020

In early July, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded and toughened Michigan's mask-wearing requirements in an ongoing attempt to quell the spread of the coronavirus.

Organ transplants have returned to pre-coronavirus levels across the country

First post-COVID lung transplant performed as organ transplants return to pre-virus levels

Thu, June 18, 2020

Organ transplants are beginning to return to pre-COVID-19 levels across the country and a recent breakthrough in Chicago may provide even more hope for the thousands of patients on the national organ waiting list – as well as patients diagnosed with the virus.

Morris Hood III, kidney recipient, 'champion for others' remembered

Thu, May 21, 2020

As a legislator, Morris Hood III always sought the middle ground. As a kidney recipient, he used his experience to promote organ donation and the need for minority organ donors, as well as for legislation that improved access to affordable healthcare.

Heart transplant recipient urges caution after COVID-19 diagnosis: 'We have to be extra diligent'

Tue, April 28, 2020

Amy Bacon said she doesn’t know how she contracted the coronavirus.

COVID-19 update: protecting patients, staff and the community

Fri, April 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new month, two things are clear: organ transplant recipients (along with everyone else) need to take precautions to protect themselves and Gift of Life Michigan is still working with hospital transplant centers to provide life-saving organs to patients in need.

National Donate Life Month: Our message in a time of crisis

Fri, April 03, 2020

What do you do when your biggest month of the year falls in the midst of a national emergency?

Our work continues: A COVID-19 update

Thu, March 26, 2020

Dear friends of Gift of Life Michigan,

Gift of Life Michigan urges transplant community to take health and safety precautions

Thu, March 19, 2020

In the wake of the rapidly spreading new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, experts urge transplant recipients to use extra caution to protect themselves and their loved ones.