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Organ transplants have returned to pre-coronavirus levels across the country

First post-COVID lung transplant performed as organ transplants return to pre-virus levels

Thu, June 18, 2020

Organ transplants are beginning to return to pre-COVID-19 levels across the country and a recent breakthrough in Chicago may provide even more hope for the thousands of patients on the national organ waiting list – as well as patients diagnosed with the virus.

Morris Hood III, kidney recipient, 'champion for others' remembered

Thu, May 21, 2020

As a legislator, Morris Hood III always sought the middle ground. As a kidney recipient, he used his experience to promote organ donation and the need for minority organ donors, as well as for legislation that improved access to affordable healthcare.

Heart transplant recipient urges caution after COVID-19 diagnosis: 'We have to be extra diligent'

Tue, April 28, 2020

Amy Bacon said she doesn’t know how she contracted the coronavirus.

COVID-19 update: protecting patients, staff and the community

Fri, April 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new month, two things are clear: organ transplant recipients (along with everyone else) need to take precautions to protect themselves and Gift of Life Michigan is still working with hospital transplant centers to provide life-saving organs to patients in need.

National Donate Life Month: Our message in a time of crisis

Fri, April 03, 2020

What do you do when your biggest month of the year falls in the midst of a national emergency?

Our work continues: A COVID-19 update

Thu, March 26, 2020

Dear friends of Gift of Life Michigan,

Gift of Life Michigan urges transplant community to take health and safety precautions

Thu, March 19, 2020

In the wake of the rapidly spreading new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, experts urge transplant recipients to use extra caution to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Gift of Life Michigan takes steps to protect staff, community during coronavirus outbreak

Fri, March 13, 2020

Updated: 3/17/2020

In the wake of the rapid spread of the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, Gift of Life Michigan has taken steps to help protect patients, our staff and the communities we serve.

National Kidney Month: minority donor numbers increasing, but more outreach needed

Tue, March 10, 2020

Although National Kidney Month is traditionally set aside to raise awareness of kidney disease and ways to lower risk factors, it also serves as an important reminder of the need for organ donors in the State of Michigan, particularly among the minority population.

Black History Month: Salute to Dr. Clive Callender

Fri, February 28, 2020

Dr. Clive Callender has made educating and empowering people his life’s work.

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