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Friday, November 6, 2015
ANN ARBOR — Gift of Life Michigan has been awarded the prestigious accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Gift of Life CEO Richard Pietroski announced today.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
ANN ARBOR, MI — Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s organ and tissue recovery program, is pleased to announce that  state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. has introduced a bill that will permit Gift of Life to provide organ recoveries at a new surgical center on its Ann Arbor campus.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Gift of Life Michigan and the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan have been recognized nationally for 2014 initiatives to bolster awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
ANN ARBOR, MI – Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan announced today that libraries across the state will be participating in a seven-day campaign to inspire residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Monday, September 21, 2015
ANN ARBOR—Gift of Life Michigan is pleased to welcome donation and transplantation leaders from across the nation to the annual meeting of the Association of Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT). The group’s 23rd annual conference is Sept. 22-25 at the MGM Grand Detroit.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
DETROIT ‒ The Michigan Organ Donor Registry now stands at more than 4 million people willing to be organ, tissue and eye donors, bringing the statewide total of donor registrants to 52 percent of adults.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
ANN ARBOR (April 16, 2015) – National Healthcare Decisions Day today is the perfect time for Michigan residents to make their medical wishes known through the state’s new Peace of Mind Registry, Gift of Life Michigan officials said.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Richard Pietroski, CEO of Gift of Life Michigan, has been elected to the position of treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing.
Monday, March 2, 2015
ANN ARBOR — Showing that college rivalries can be used for social good, students across the state participated in the 12th annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge, encouraging classmates, alumni, faculty and others to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ann Arbor - Putting school rivalries and competitive spirit to a new purpose, college students across the state are encouraging their peers, professors and local community members to sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Monday, January 26, 2015
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Gift of Life Michigan and the Saginaw County medical examiner have signed an agreement that will allow for both criminal investigations and organ, tissue and cornea donations to occur.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
LANSING – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced that the number of Michigan adults registered as organ, tissue and eye donors has now surpassed 50 percent and she credited her staff with helping to bring out the record-breaking growth.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Crain’s Detroit Business recognizes organization’s employee engagement, philosophy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Surgical suites, learning center and donor memorial to be completed in Sept. 2015
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
ANN ARBOR, MI - Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s only organ and tissue donor program, has approval to begin using an extraordinary technology that will boost both the number and quality of lungs available for transplant.
Friday, July 25, 2014
DETROIT –  More than 1,000 supporters of efforts to expand minority patients’ access to tissue and organ transplant operations will participate in the 17th annual  Gift of Life Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) Foundation’s  Walk/Run on Saturd
Monday, June 23, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Gift of Life Michigan is withdrawing a legal action against the former Saginaw County medical examiner, now that a new chief medical examiner has been appointed.
Monday, June 9, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Gift of Life Michigan will serve as the primary sponsor for NASCAR Nationwide driver Joey Gase's No. 52 Chevy Camaro at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, June 14.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Detroit, MI -- Even if you haven’t attended a house of worship lately or aren’t connected with a faith community at all, four Detroit clergymen -- Bishop Phillip A. Brooks, Rev. Ronald Copeland, Rev.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Gift of Life Michigan has sued Saginaw County and its medical examiner after authorities there prevented the donation of life-saving organs instead of cooperating with Gift of Life, as required by law.