Gift of Life Michigan Blog
September is National DMV Appreciation Month, when Gift of Life Michigan recognizes the Michigan Secretary of State for the invaluable work they do every day to save and heal lives.
Last year, President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order designed to improve kidney care in the United States. While it is an admirable goal, the executive order may have unintended consequences that could jeopardize thousands of transplant patients in Michigan as well as across the county.
Kenneth Fogelsonger of Bay City (pictured in orange) gave the best bear hugs, according to his niece, Janet Auer, the manager of the Masin SOS branch office. He was only 59 when he died suddenly in February 2015 from a stroke. “He had the kindest heart, the best smile and brightened our lives,” Janet said.
It’s not often that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at a zoo without leaving the comfort of your home, but that’s exactly what you can do this weekend.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need One Voice, One Vision to Save and Heal Lives. The global COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the health disparities that multicultural communities face in the U.S. and reminded us all that we share a common humanity.
In early July, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded and toughened Michigan's mask-wearing requirements in an ongoing attempt to quell the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
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.
Amy Bacon said she doesn’t know how she contracted the coronavirus.
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.