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Community Events

Gift of Life Michigan staff and volunteers can often be found at local community events like festivals, health fairs, service club meetings, etc. In addition, we are thrilled to offer the following opportunities to join us in support of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Gift of Life Michigan

In Your Community

February 14, 2023 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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Giving Warms the Heart: Donate Blood
February 14, 2023 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Blood Drive: National Donor Day

What better way to celebrate National Donor Day than to donate a pint of blood and save three lives?! Bonus: Zingerman’s is providing treats for everyone who donates. Make your appointment today!

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Mayor Ron Bacon, Hartley T. Heart (giant blue heart mascot) and Amy Bacon (heart transplant recipient) outdoors at the Capitol Rally in 2022.
February 15, 2023 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

East Lansing “Donate Life” Event

This event is a partnership with Mayor Ron Bacon of East Lansing to educate the community about how everyone can help save lives. Community members are invited to stop by during the event to learn about the organ and tissue donation process.

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BATL Axe Novi flyer - same details as in the event description
February 17, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Axe Throwing with the Michigan Donor Family Council

Support the Michigan Donor Family Council in their newest event, axe throwing! (No experience required, training will be offered.)

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Donate Life logo surrounded by flowers and bees
April 1, 2023 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month is marked by events around Michigan and the country to increase support for organ, eye and tissue donation.

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Creating Comfort Blanket Event save-the-date flyer
April 5, 2023 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Creating Comfort Blanket Events

In partnership with the Michigan Donor Family Council and the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, help us make no-sew fleece blankets for newly grieving donor families to share comfort and love for those who give the greatest gifts of all.

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Hartley, a blue heart mascot with green arms and legs, poses with a hockey stick
April 6, 2023 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Detroit Red Wings “Donate Life” Game

Join Gift of Life Michigan, the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan and other supporters at Little Caesars Arena. Tickets will be on sale soon; our fans will be able to sit together!

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Detroit Tigers logo and Donate Life Coalition of Michigan logo on background of baseballs with details about the game which are available in the event details.
August 25, 2023 7:10 pm to 10:00 pm

Detroit Tigers “Donate Life” Game

Join the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan for their annual Donate Life game night with the Detroit Tigers!

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