What We Do
Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We’re a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.
Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network for sharing kidneys. Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 900 organs every year for transplantation from 300 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissue also is recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients. Gift of Life also works with Michigan Eye-Bank to manage cornea and eye donation.
In addition, Gift of Life maintains and grows the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State. The registry is a confidential database of state residents who have expressed their desire to someday help others by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Directions to Gift of Life Michigan
3861 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Gift of Life is on the south side of Ann Arbor off of State Street and is easily accessed from Interstate 94. Travelers from the Detroit area should take I-94 west, and those from central and western Michigan can follow I-94 east. Those coming from the north or south should take U.S. 23 to I-94 west.
From westbound I-94, exit at State Street and turn left (south) onto State Street.
From eastbound I-94, exit at State Street and turn right (south) onto State Street.
Follow State Street south, staying in the left lane. Go past Airport Boulevard on your right and Research Park Drive on your left at the median and turn around (Michigan left). That will put you on State Street headed north. Turn right on Research Park Drive. Take the first left. Gift of Life is immediately to your right.