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Browse our video library and discover stories of hope, organ and tissue donation insights, and learn more about the process.

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Grief Is Where Love Lived First: Part 1

We all know someone who has experienced grief. Perhaps we have been on that journey ourselves. Join our conversation with Dr. Jennifer Matthews to better understand grief, recognize the signs of it, and learn how to better cope with it.

Grief Is Where Love Lived First: Part 2

Join us for the second part of an important conversation about recognizing and coping with grief. All of us have either experienced personal loss or know someone who has. How do we carry on? How do we help each other? Dr. Jennifer Matthews will share insights and tips with us.

Grief is Where Love Lived First: Part 3 | Hearing and Healing Our Children

Do you know a child who is grieving? Do you want to help kids navigate their grief journeys? Join us for this very important conversation.

Education, Latinx, Stories of Hope

Let’s Talk / Hablemos: Aimee Cruz, liver transplant recipient / receptora de trasplante de hígado

Aimee Cruz has received the gift of life three times through the generosity of strangers. As a liver transplant recipient, Aimee is on a mission to share her story and inspire others to consider giving the gift of life. #DonateLife #LetsTalk

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Aimee Cruz ha recibido el regalo de la vida tres veces gracias a la generosidad de extraños. Como receptora de trasplante de hígado, Aimee tiene la misión de compartir su historia e inspirar a otros a considerar dar el regalo de la vida. #DoneVida #Hablemos

Event Videos

2021 Virtual Donate Life Day at the Zoo Program

Join us live from John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids as we celebrate West Michigan organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients, and the donation and transplantation professionals who make it all happen.

Arab American, Faith

The Greatest Charity You Can Perform – Imam Mohamed Almasmari

Can Muslims donate their organs? Is organ and tissue donation permissible in Islam?

Education

Your Decision to Donate

A video for teens about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

African American, Stories of Hope

Waiting to Live: Teresa’s Story

Teresa Harris lives in Detroit, and is waiting for her second chance at life – a life without the complications of dialysis. You can give hope to Teresa and other Michigan patients waiting for a life-saving transplant by joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry today.

African American, Stories of Hope

Chad and Mary: It’s a Love Story!

Chad Milton’s wife, Mary, died last May after a car crash near their Grand Rapids home. He knew she wanted to be an organ and tissue donor, but he didn’t trust the process. Gift of Life Michigan’s care team talked with Chad through every step and he was able to see her heart leave the hospital on its way to the transplant center. He captured the emotional moment on film.

We are grateful to Mary for saving four lives, and to Chad for sharing his experience in this video.

African American, FAQs

Michael Love Wants Us to Stop Sharing Myths

In organ and tissue donation, myths can cost lives. Learn the facts from Michael Love, who has experienced two lung transplants.

Gift of Life Michigan | Let’s Talk 2019

The community spoke, we listened.

We launched Let’s Talk to reach out to multicultural communities, where people are more likely to need an organ transplant, yet less likely to sign up as organ donors, to address the shortage of organs for transplant, educate people about the need for organ donors, break down some of the common myths and misconceptions and encourage them to sign up on the organ donor registry.

Arab American, Stories of Hope

Zahraa’s Story

Today we remember Zahraa Alasadi, a remarkable young lady who received a new heart one year ago, on Valentine’s Day.

Zahraa’s transplant experience motivated her to change career plans, to embrace daily every opportunity life gave her, and to inspire others to become organ, tissue and eye donors.

We invite you to join us in honoring Zahraa’s gift and her life by watching this video and sharing it with your friends and loved ones.

Education

Opportunities to Donate After Hospice Care

Gift of Life Michigan worked with Eversight Michigan to explain that hospice patients can be tissue and/or eye donors, despite misperceptions to the contrary.

African American, FAQs

Terra DeFoe Dispels One of the Most Common Myths About Organ Donation

Donor mom Terra DeFoe has been there. She knows how the organ donation process works because her son, Emilio, was a donor. Terra tells it like it is, breaking down one of the most common myths about organ donation.

Make your decision to donate life at golm.org today!

Faith

A Matter of Faith

This video addresses a common question among many people: Does my religion support organ, tissue and eye donation?

Leaders of major faiths – Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Muslim and more – answer the question with a resounding “yes.”

Gift of Life produced this video, “A Matter of Faith,” with the support of members of the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Remembrance

Honor Walk for Detroit Firefighter Michael Lubig

Thank you to the family of Detroit Firefighter Michael Lubig for sharing his Honor Walk with the world. The generous spirit and love for others that he exhibited in life continue on through his gifts of organ, tissue and cornea donations.

#DonateLife

Share your love for others at golm.org
Other states: RegisterMe.org

Thank you to everyone at Henry Ford Health System for their continued support of donation.

Music by bensound.com

Education, FAQs

Gift of Life Michigan: The Organ Donation Process

Gift of Life Michigan staff walk us through the organ donation process, from the hospital referral to laboratory testing to surgery and beyond.

Education

#LetsTalkTuesday with Gift of Life Michigan’s Medical Examiner and Funeral Home Liaisons

During this segment of #LetsTalkTuesday we chat with Stephanie Sommer and Curpri Sanders, medical examiner and funeral home liaisons, about how Gift of Life works with these very important partners in end-of-life care.

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