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June 21, 2022 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Join donor families, transplant recipients, waiting patients, caregivers, medical professionals and other supporters of organ, eye and tissue donation on the lawn at the Michigan State Capitol building to celebrate the gifts of life, sight and mobility and to promote the Michigan Organ Donor Registry!
July 23, 2022 7:30 am to 11:30 am
The Gift of Life MOTTEP LIFE Walk/Run is the largest event promoting organ and tissue donation in the state of Michigan. LIFE Walk/Run is attended by more than 2,000 individuals, including members of the medical profession, major corporations, media personalities, politicians, donor family members, and transplant recipients.
August 16, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Supporters from across the state are invited to tour the Gift of Life office, meet some of the people who make organ and tissue donation possible, and learn about our new Check Your Heart campaign!
November 11, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
National Donate Life Month | March 31, 2021 8:00 pm to 7:59 pm
National Donate Life Month is marked by events around the country that raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.
Community | August 28, 2021 6:30 am to 8:45 am
Gift of Life is excited to announce that we are bringing the ZOO to YOU again this year! Join us to celebrate West Michigan organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients and community partners – VIRTUALLY!
| December 9, 2021 9:30 am to 11:00 am
This 1.5 hour event for respiratory therapists will provide information and inspiration on the RT role in the organ donation process and donor management. Participants will hear a personal story from donor mother Kathleen Vogelsang, and learn more about the donation process from a family’s perspective.
The event will be held virtually through Airmeet. To RSVP please complete this form: https://bit.ly/BLintoDonation. You will receive a link to the event via email.
| January 27, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
The Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge gives school rivalries and competitive spirit a new purpose by saving and healing lives. The program is simple, easy and free. Through this annual competition, college students across the state have inspired more than 40,000 people to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
- During the five-week Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, colleges and universities compete to see which school can sign up the most people to donate life.
- Students, faculty and staff participate in the Campus Challenge through social media posts, newsletter articles, radio/TV interviews, etc.
- Each participating school gets free digital resources.
- Each school receives a unique link to the donor registry and receives a point every time someone uses that link to sign up as an organ donor. Scores are shown in real time on Gift of Life Michigan’s website.
Community | February 14, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
February 14 is not just Valentine’s Day – it is also National Donor Day! Share Gift of Life’s posts on social media to encourage your friends and family to show a little love and register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Community, Continuing Education | February 16, 2022 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
So you’ve signed up to become an organ and tissue donor. Now what? How do doctors know you are a donor? What makes someone eligible to donate? How are the donor’s organs matched with patients who need a transplant?
Join Tanya Smith, community outreach coordinator, as she speaks to Kimberly Uccellini from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to learn more about how a donor in Michigan is matched to someone on the national transplant waiting list.
Continuing Education | March 17, 2022 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Community | March 30, 2022 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
#DYK Gift of Life Michigan recently became certified as a Great Place to Work? We’re going to chat with a new employee, a long-time employee, and the director of Human Resources to find out why!
Learn more about career opportunities at our growing non-profit organization on our website.
Continuing Education | March 31, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Funeral professionals are invited to join us for a free educational and professional development event. Learn best practices, insight into the donation process, and opportunities for improved collaboration and communication to better serve families.