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Covid-19 update for organ and tissue donation

Patients who recover from Covid-19 can still donate organs, tissue

Thu, February 11, 2021

The medical community continues to learn more about the 2019 SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, and that could bring renewed hope for the thousands of people waiting for a new life-saving organ.

Keisha Dulin

Faith, family and friends help Canton mom triumph over hardship

Fri, February 05, 2021

Last year marked a new beginning for Keisha Dulin.

The 41-year-old Canton resident is continuing to heal after receiving a new heart in 2020 – after four years waiting for a new one.

“I am just so grateful every day,” she said. “I stay faithful.”

Bobby Ramos

'My son. My Bobby. My hero.'

Fri, January 29, 2021

Robert “Bobby” Ramos was a hard worker with a creative side.

“He was always doing something creative,” his father, Robert, said of his son, who died at the age of 23 from a head injury after he fell from a ladder. “If he wasn’t playing his guitar, he was reading, he was writing, he was drawing.”

Kidney transplant allows teen to graduate high school

Sun, January 24, 2021

Last year, Acacia Walter-Rooks accomplished something she wasn’t sure she’d be able to do: graduate high school.

Now a freshman at Calvin University, Walter-Rooks had both of her kidneys removed when she was a child and navigated school and dialysis treatments until a kidney transplant saved her life in 2016. 

Gift of Life Michigan is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

Gift of Life Michigan launches #50for50 campaign to honor anniversary

Fri, January 15, 2021

Gift of Life Michigan is celebrating a milestone this year: the 50th anniversary of our founding.

Key2Finesse, a student-led non-profit, contributed $75,000 to the Gift of Life Foundation in 2020.

Year-long partnership brings in $75K to Gift of Life Foundation

Tue, December 29, 2020

A group of metro Detroit students have made quite a difference for the Gift of Life Foundation in 2020.

Key2Finesse, a student-led nonprofit organization, generated $75,000 for the Gift of Life Foundation through a year-long partnership that culminated in a Speak the Difference fundraiser earlier this month.

Twenty schools took part in the 2020 Gift of Life HOSA Challenge.

Thank you to all our HOSA heroes!

Fri, December 04, 2020

Like everything else this year, the Gift of Life HOSA Challenge was a little different than it has been in the past.

Thank you to our 2020 Gala sponsors.

Gift of Life Michigan salutes Donation Champions

Wed, November 18, 2020

What makes a champion?

In the organ and tissue donation realm, there are so many to choose from. At Gift of Life Michigan, we consider everyone who signs up on the Organ Donor Registry, anyone who donates or, at a time of deep personal and family tragedy, makes the decision to authorize a donation in order to spread hope and healing a champion and hero.

National Donor Sabbath is traditionally observed two weeks before the Thanksgiving Holiday

National Donor Sabbath brings faith traditions, donor families and recipients together

Fri, November 13, 2020

This weekend, faith leaders across the country are getting together to host discussions about organ and tissue donation.