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Events

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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The Kountz Callendar Drew Transplant Symposium is a great opportunity to earn CEUs.
Continuing Education | March 13

Kountz Callender Drew Transplant Symposium

Gift of Life MOTTEP is partnering with Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit to host an educational, inspiring day for medical professionals, chaplains, social workers, funeral professionals and others interested in end-of-life care and organ, tissue and eye donation.

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Gift of Life Michigan staff, board members, volunteers and other supporters enjoying a moment on the ice after a Red Wings game in 2023.
Community | March 21 @7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Detroit Red Wings Charity of the Game

Join other Gift of Life Michigan supporters for a fun evening with the Detroit Red Wings as they take on the New York Islanders! We’ll be in the upper gondola section, and you just might recognize someone riding the Zamboni between periods.

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Many blue and green, rounded glass awards with black pedestals sit on a table waiting to be presented.
Community, National Donate Life Month | April 4 @6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Champions Gala

The annual Champions Gala has recognized more than 100 people and organizations supporting organ, eye and tissue donation at the highest level in Michigan since the event began in 2019.

The awards represent every aspect of the donation process from efforts to grow the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to incredible work at schools, hospitals, transplant centers and more.

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Nurse Donation Champions Council
Continuing Education | April 30 @4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nurse Donation Champions Council

The Nurse Donation Champion Council is a new program at Gift of Life Michigan designed to recognize and capture the expertise of nursing leadership on topics related to organ and tissue donation. Apply today to join!

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A panel of presenters listens to a question from the audience at the 2023 Inspiring Champions Symposium
Continuing Education | May 16

Inspiring Champions Symposium

Hospital staff are invited to an inspiring and educational symposium to enhance your knowledge of organ, eye and tissue donation.

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A group walks down the sidewalk in front of the Michigan Capitol holding a banner reading "Waiting to Live."
Community | June 12

Check Your Heart Capitol Rally

Join hundreds of organ, eye and tissue donation supporters at the State Capitol in Lansing to encourage legislators to pass laws supportive of donation and transplant! Hear inspiring speakers, visit our partners’ info booths, and enjoy lunch with us.

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Guests enjoyed free Dippin' Dots ice cream at Donate Life Night at the Zoo
Community | July 18 @6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Donate Life Night at the Zoo

Join us at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids for a fun night with the animals and hundreds of donation and transplant supporters!

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Hartley, the Gift of Life Michigan mascot, gives a high five to a member of Bobby's Rockers at the finish line at LIFE Walk/Run 2023.
Community | July 20 @7:30 am - 11:00 am

LIFE Walk/Run

Michigan’s largest gathering of donor families, living donors, transplant recipients, medical staff and other supporters is an event you just do not want to miss! Join us for fun, music, dancing, food, a 10K or 5K run or a 5K (3.1 mile) walk around beautiful Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.

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Nurse Donation Champions Council
Continuing Education | July 30 @4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nurse Donation Champions Council

The Nurse Donation Champion Council is a new program at Gift of Life Michigan designed to recognize and capture the expertise of nursing leadership on topics related to organ and tissue donation. Apply today to join!

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Nurse Donation Champions Council
Continuing Education | October 29 @4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nurse Donation Champions Council

The Nurse Donation Champion Council is a new program at Gift of Life Michigan designed to recognize and capture the expertise of nursing leadership on topics related to organ and tissue donation. Apply today to join!

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Event Archives

Gift of Life managers Anthony Honeywell and Sheila Alston working on a no-sew fleece comfort blanket for newly grieving donor families.
Community, National Donate Life Month | March 22, 2023 - April 30, 2023

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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Flyer for a lunchtime conversation on March 17 with Mr. Robert Chelsea (first African American face transplant recipient), Dr. Hardaway (first African American transplant surgeon to graduate from WSUSOM) and Dr. Anita Moncrease (Gift of Life MOTTEP). This discussion will be held in-person at Wayne State University.
Community, Continuing Education | March 17, 2023 @11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Post-Symposium Conversation

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Mr. Robert Chelsea (first African American face transplant recipient), Dr. Hardaway (first African American plastic and reconstruction surgeon to graduate from WSUSOM) and Dr. Anita Moncrease (Gift of Life MOTTEP).

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Flyer for the Kountz Callender Drew Transplant Symposium, titled The Restorative Art of Transplantation on March 16 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Flyer includes photos of doctors Kountz, Callender and Drew.
Continuing Education | March 16, 2023 @8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Kountz-Callender-Drew Transplant Symposium: The Restorative Art of Transplantation

Join us in-person at Children’s Hospital of Michigan or virtually on Thursday, March 17 for a day of inspiring, educational discussions about the restorative art of transplantation. Special Guest: Mr. Robert Chelsea, the first African American face transplant recipient!

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Saginaw Spirit logo
Community | March 11, 2023 @7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saginaw Spirit Hockey Game

Get free tickets to see the Saginaw Spirit take on the Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan for you and one guest! 🏒

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Photo of Alexandria Sims on advertisement for Let's Talk: Black History Month | Part 2: African American Nursing, Wednesday February 22 at 6:30 PM
Community | February 22, 2023 @6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s Talk: Black History Month | Part 2: African American Nursing

In recognition of Black History Month, Gift of Life Michigan and Gift of Life MOTTEP are pleased to present a two-part LIVESTREAM series about the history of African American physicians and nurses.

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Two young women holding up driver's license
Community | January 26, 2023 - March 2, 2023

Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge

We’re giving school rivalries and competitive spirit a new purpose by saving and healing lives!  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.

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