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Workplace & Community Partners

Your company, organization, school or community group has the power to help save lives by partnering with Gift of Life Michigan. A few simple actions to provide a link to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to your employees, membership, students or stakeholders will give hope to those who are waiting.

Your organization can save lives by supporting the Michigan Organ Donor Registry

Gift of Life is seeking partners willing to encourage their employees, members and students to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

We’re asking every Michigan resident to Check Your Heart by looking at their Michigan driver’s license or state ID to be sure they’re registered. If not, we’re imploring them to take 5 minutes or less to add their name to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. But not everyone knows how, so we’re looking for employers, schools and community groups willing to provide easy access by emailing their teams a link to sign up.

National Donate Life Month

Each April, Gift of Life Michigan joins Donate Life America (DLA) in celebration of National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance focusing national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donate Life Month is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors, and celebrating the lives they saved. It is the generosity of donors and donor families that makes saving lives through transplantation possib

 

WHY IT MATTERS

We know that 90% of adults approve of donation, but only 57% of Michigan adults have documented their decision by registering. When residents don’t sign up they leave their families with the burden of making a decision, and in that situation, just 33% say yes on behalf of their loved one. That means opportunities to save lives are lost.

There’s urgency today as about 2,500 patients in Michigan are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. 80% of them need a kidney.

How you can help
  • If you do nothing else, please ask your team to check for the heart on their driver's license. Share this link to help them (and their families and friends) register.
  • Consider emailing your constituents, partners and others with the same ask and link.
  • Ask your communications team to follow Gift of Life Michigan on your corporate social media and promote the Donor Registry to your audience during National Donate Life Month in April. Gift of Life is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Share our stories and messages on social media.
  • Invite Gift of Life to health fairs or wellness events. We also can speak or present at lunch and learns.
What’s in it for your organization
  • Gift of Life Michigan will recognize your organization on its social media platforms and on this website.
  • Social responsibility by employers has never been more important to job seekers and employees. Supporting organ and tissue donation and your community’s health and wellness could be a recruiting tool.
  • Your organization likely includes families of donors or people who have received an organ or tissue transplant. This initiative would give them an opportunity to tell their incredible stories.
  • You could promote our partnership internally using intranet/newsletter and on social or traditional media with a sample press release provided in our toolkit.
Check Your Heart logo, register as an organ donor
Photo of a Michigan Driver's License with the red heart "DONOR" symbol enlarged for emphasis
Gift of Life Michigan
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Thank you to our current Partners!

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