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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. – In 2013, Gift of Life Michigan helped 1,064 people donate organs and tissues for transplant as their final act of generosity.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. – A 39-year-old wife and mother of two from Grand Blanc was among 81 organ, tissue or cornea donors from across the nation honored on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float in Pasadena, Calif.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Gift of Life recognized five Michigan residents for their outstanding work in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation at the 42nd annual Gift of Life Foundation meeting Thursday.
Monday, September 9, 2013
People from across the state are expected to converge at the Capitol to celebrate the miracle of organ, eye and tissue transplantation.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wayne State and Siena Heights universities won the 10 annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge. Wayne State won for signing up the most new donors with 854.
Monday, February 11, 2013
More than a half million Michigan residents made the decision to be a hero to someone in need by joining the state's organ donor registry in 2012.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Michigan shattered a record as 524,418 people joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in 2012. That was 31 percent higher than the nearly 400,000 who did so in 2011, and it brings the state's total to nearly 3 million registered donors.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Gift of Life is trying to help Detroit and Wayne County close the gap between its great need for transplants and its low percentage of donors. A new PSA, Waiting to Live - Wayne County, will air on Comcast cable channels through November.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Gift of Life Michigan is applauding passage of the new Peace of Mind Registry, which will give citizens the opportunity to file their advance directives in a secure database that can be accessed by healthcare providers, when needed.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gift of Life Michigan and its partners are celebrating a new specialty license plate and fund that promote organ, eye and tissue donation. Lt .Gov. Brian Calley signed the bill today giving the new plate and the fund final approval.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gift of Life Michigan and its partners are celebrating a new specialty license plate and fund that promote organ, eye and tissue donation. Lt .Gov. Brian Calley signed the bill today giving the new plate and the fund final approval.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Colleges and universities across Michigan motivated more than 3,400 residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry during the 2012 Campus Challenge.
Friday, January 27, 2012
A record number of people joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in 2011, Gift of Life Michigan has announced.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Six months after Secretary of State Ruth Johnson launched her new campaign to sign up more organ donors, including a new policy directing branch office employees to ask customers if they would like to join the state's organ donor registry, the number of signups is soaring.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Gift of Life Michigan and its partners presented Secretary of State Ruth Johnson with an award Thursday at the Capitol, recognizing her ground-breaking efforts to help grow the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Please join us 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 29 for the first Donate Life Capitol Celebration on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing to promote organ, tissue and eye donation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has announced a new policy that directs clerks, when time permits, to ask customers if they would like to join the Donor Registry.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Michigan State University and Adrian College have captured the Gift of Life Campus Challenge trophies. The annual organ donor drive involved 20 Michigan colleges and universities.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Gift of Life Michigan and its partners added a record 319,000 new names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in 2010. That's 33 percent more sign-ups than in 2009, and it means more lives will be saved.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a bill into law Thursday mandating organ and tissue donor education in driver's education classes. The law takes effect immediately and will ensure that all driver's ed instructors in Michigan teach new drivers the basics about donation.

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