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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Are you looking for charity walks near you? MOTTEP's LIFE Walk/Run raises awareness of organ donation.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI— A lot has happened to save lives at Michigan’s transplant centers over the past year, and not all of it took place inside their operating rooms.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI— Thanks to friendly rivalries of students at 14 Michigan colleges and universities, more than 1,600 Michigan residents signed up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in the past five weeks. 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI— Students at 14 Michigan colleges and universities are participating in a life-saving competition. However, they most likely will never know the people whose lives they are saving.  
Friday, January 13, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Gift of Life Michigan helped make it possible for a record number of people to donate tissue in 2016, giving thousands of recipients the gifts of mobility, healing, pain relief and the ability to resume active lifestyles with the people they love.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
DETROIT, MI – Dignity Memorial Providers of Detroit will honor local paramedic Gary Terreault of Flat Rock at the 128th Rose Parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena, California.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI— Promethera Biosciences LLC is joining Gift of Life Michigan to become an important part of the 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade float, Teammates in Life, on January 2, 2017, in Pasadena, California.  Promethera, a regenerative medicine company targeting liver dise
Monday, August 29, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI—Dorrie Dils, an Ohio native and 25-year veteran in the donation world, takes over today as chief executive officer of Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s federally designated organ and tissue donor program.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI – A new era of organ and tissue donation has begun in the state with the first organ and tissue recoveries at Gift of Life Michigan’s state-of-the-art surgical center.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
DETROIT - Sharon L. Gee-Mascarello of St. Clair Shores is the first recipient of the Gift of Life Michigan Eversight Michigan Donation Champion Award for professionals in the funeral service industry.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI—Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s organ and tissue recovery program, has officially opened a $14.3-million expansion that includes its own surgical center to help save and improve more lives.
Friday, April 1, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI— The state’s nine transplant centers have accepted a brand-new challenge by Gift of Life Michigan to compete for an honor that will net them more than a fancy trophy – it will save lives.  
Friday, February 26, 2016
Replaces Richard Pietroski, who leaves as CEO emeritus after distinguished careerANN ARBOR, MI—Gift of Life Michigan, the state’s federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, has named Rick Hillbom as interim CEO following the departure of longtime leader
Thursday, February 25, 2016
ANN ARBOR — College rivalries aren’t limited to athletics. For the past five weeks, 12 Michigan colleges and universities used their school pride to save lives by signing people up to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Gift of Life Michigan extends its deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the senseless shootings in Kalamazoo and hopes for the full recovery of those injured in the violence. Here is a release issued by Bronson Methodist Hospital, including a statement from Dr.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MI— Twelve colleges and universities are preparing for a life or death competition. However, they most likely will never know the people whose lives they are saving.  
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Gift of Life Michigan helped make it possible for 1,130 people to become heroes in 2015 by donating organs and tissues to patients in need.
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.

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