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Featured | October 8, 2021

HOPE Act clears first Senate hurdle

Bill enabling organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive patients referred out of committee, headed for vote
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News | February 28, 2012

Wayne State University and Calvin College Win Campus Challenge

Colleges and universities across Michigan motivated more than 3,400 residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry during the 2012 Campus Challenge. Wayne State registered the most with 1,133; Calvin College signed up the highest…

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News | January 26, 2012

Donor Registry has record year

A record number of people joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in 2011, Gift of Life Michigan has announced. A total of 398,000 registered last year to someday donate their organs, eyes and tissue. That’s…

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News | October 28, 2011

Secretary of State Change Adds Thousands to Registry

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…

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News | September 30, 2011

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Receives Community Service Award

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. Hundreds of recipients,…

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News | May 18, 2011

Donate Life Capitol Celebration

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. Hundreds of recipients,…

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News | April 19, 2011

SOS Clerks Will Ask the Question

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. Michigan ranks 45th in the nation in…

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News | February 25, 2011

MSU and Adrian Win Campus Challenge

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. MSU added the most names to the Michigan Organ…

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News | March 18, 2010

Gov. Jennifer Granholm signs law requiring organ donation be taught in driver’s education

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…

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News | February 18, 2010

Gift of Life Campus Challenge nets more than 2,000 sign ups statewide

Congratulations to Eastern Michigan University with 405 donor registrations, and Siena Heights University, which registered 10.5 percent of its student population, for winning the 2010 Gift of Life Campus Challenge.

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News | February 1, 2010

Statewide registration drive nets 319,000 new organ donors in 2010

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…

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News | December 14, 2009

DONOR Logo Becomes Permanent

Secretary of State customers who are signed up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry will have the red donor/heart logo printed on their standard driver’s license or State ID.

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