Gift of Life Michigan is proud to organize and promote a variety of events aimed at encouraging organ and tissue donation in Michigan and across the country. In addition, we often support community events through giveaways, info tables, and volunteer or staff speakers. To request assistance with your event please click the "Contact Us" link below.

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November 11, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donor Sabbath Weekend

National Donor Sabbath, typically celebrated two weekends before Thanksgiving, is a time for all faith communities to come together in prayer for those who have given the gifts, those who are waiting, and those who have received the gifts of life, sight, and mobility.

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National Donate Life Month
National Donate Life Month | March 31, 2021 8:00 pm to 7:59 pm

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month is marked by events around the country that raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

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Virtual Donate Life Day at the Zoo
Community | August 28, 2021 6:30 am to 8:45 am

Donate Life Day at the Zoo

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!

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Community | October 28, 2021 5:00 am to 6:00 am

Be a Light to Those Who Are Waiting

Join us for a virtual conversation with local faith leaders to inspire change and provide hope.

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| December 9, 2021 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Breathing Life Into Donation: an event for Respiratory Therapists

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:  You will receive a link to the event via email.


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| January 27, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Gift of Life Campus Challenge

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.

Learn more and sign up for the 2022 Campus Challenge at!

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Community | February 14, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donor Day

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.

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Community, Continuing Education | February 16, 2022 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

What happens after I join the Donor Registry?

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.

Register to get a link by email, or catch this program on YouTube, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Continuing Education | March 17, 2022 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Kountz Callender Drew Transplant Symposium

Join us for this virtual event to expand your knowledge and be inspired!

Mental Health Matters in Transplantation: Healing of the Mind & Body

7.5 CEs are available for physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains.

  • $40 for physicians
  • $20 for nurses, social workers
  • $5 for chaplains, students
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Community | March 30, 2022 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Let’s Talk: Gift of Life is a (Certified!) Great Place to Work

#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!

Let’s Talk on Wednesday at 2:00 on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Learn more about career opportunities at our growing non-profit organization on our website.

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Continuing Education | March 31, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Educational Forum for Funeral Service Professionals

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.

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