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David Rozelle, heart transplant recipient
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | abril 17, 2024

Transplant Throwback: David Rozelle

Name: David Rozelle Age: 86 Home: Kalamazoo, Michigan Transplant: Heart Why did you need a transplant and when did it happen? I had a serious…

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Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

First-person authorization: What it is and how it works

Your decision to someday help others through donation cannot be overruled by anyone else A majority (57%) of adults in Michigan are registered organ and…

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Munson Medical Center sent nearly 50 people to the Champions Gala
Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

Champions Gala recognizes leaders

Congratulations to the more than 20 people and organizations recognized this year for their extraordinary efforts to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Michigan….

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Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

Grateful “Kidney Sister” leaves $15,000 donation to Gift of Life

Shelly Robinet and her best friend Pat Folkertsma-Garrett called each other Kidney Sisters after Shelly donated a kidney to Pat in 2001. Their car license…

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2023 was a record year for Gift of Life Michigan with 578 organ donors and 1,858 tissue donors
LifeLines, News | abril 17, 2024

Gift of Life sets organ and tissue records in 2023

Michigan’s donation success continues to mirror national trend Gift of Life Michigan had another record year in 2023. The state’s organ and tissue donation program…

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Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Leslie Casperson is saving lives Up North

Hospital donation advocate builds culture of donation at northern Michigan hospitals When Leslie Casperson talks about her job, it sounds like poetry. “I get emotional…

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Evan Cotton
Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Sixteen-year-old Evan Cotton and his new heart provide comfort

The days were long for high-schooler Evan Cotton as he waited in the hospital a year ago for his life to be saved with the…

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Ben, Karen and Mallaki Hayes
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | abril 17, 2024

Mallaki receives the gift of life and a new family

Ben and Karen Hayes knew no one could care for the foster boy like they could A 7-year-old boy in the foster care system was…

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Tattoo on Joan Smith's arm of a heart with a tree growing out of it
Blog, LifeLines | abril 17, 2024

Tattoos for life, hope and remembrance

Tattoos are a lasting and creative way to express love and creativity for the people and ideas that matter in life. We’ve seen a lot…

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High school students holding plastinated organs as part of GIft of Life's All of Us youth education program
Blog, LifeLines | abril 15, 2024

Michigan is behind other states in educating youth about donation

New legislation would teach all ninth graders the basics A new state bill requiring a one-hour organ donation presentation for ninth graders in Michigan public…

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Patrick Pruitt's eyesight was saved by a cornea donor when he was a young child.
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | diciembre 15, 2023

Cornea recipient celebrates his gift of sight

I’m here because 32 years ago I received a life-changing gift. Sight is an easy thing to take for granted and, like so much in…

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Terri Finch Hamilton's father was a donor-in-spirit at the end of his life.
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | diciembre 15, 2023

My dad is a ‘donor in spirit’

I was sitting in my living room, numb with grief, when the phone rang. My dad had died a few hours earlier. A woman named…

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Gift of Life's President and CEO, Dorrie Dils, presented the Multicultural Difference Maker award to donor mother Artelia Griggs at the 2023 Champions Gala
Blog, LifeLines | diciembre 14, 2023

Donation champion award winners for 2024 will be announced this month

Tickets available for the popular April Gala Gift of Life Michigan will soon announce the names of about 20 donation champion award winners which will…

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Sherry Johnson, with hair pulled back right, sits on her bed in her hospital room while she waits for a second heart and kidney transplant. Her forearm is facing the camera so we can see her tattoo, representing her original heart and her first transplanted heart.
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | diciembre 14, 2023

You gave me your heart so I could live my dreams

Sherry Johnson shares her experiences as a heart transplant patient who waits again Sherry Johnson was so exhausted she couldn’t walk her two little boys…

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Taneisha Carswell received a kidney transplant from her cousin. Her young nephew later became a donor.
Blog, LifeLines, Stories of Hope | diciembre 14, 2023

Staff Spotlight: As a donation educator, Taneisha Carswell knows when to talk and when to listen

Gift of Life staffer’s kidney transplant gives her personal perspective If Taneisha Carswell doesn’t convince someone to be an organ donor right away, no worries….

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