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About Us



Core Purpose:

We honor life through donation.

Business Definition: 

We facilitate organ and tissue recovery.

Core Values:

Determined, compassionate and professional


Gift of Life Michigan reports information about its finances and operations to the federal government each year on IRS form 990, which can be found here if you search for us as Organ Procurement Agency of Michigan.

Organ Acquisition Charge (OAC)

Transplant centers pay Gift of Life Michigan an organ acquisition charge (OAC) to cover costs associated with recovering and providing the organ for transplant. The average OAC is $31,000 per organ. Here is a breakdown of the expenses that go into the OAC:



Each year, Gift of Life Michigan supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations through both financial and in-kind contributions. Recipients of Gift of Life contributions include Food Gatherers of Ann Arbor, the Transplant Games of America, Camp Michitanki, the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation, the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan and the American Red Cross Washtenaw County chapter. These organizations enrich our community and nation and complement our mission. Gift of Life is proud to contribute to their continued success.


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Certifications and Accreditations

  • American Association of Tissue Banks
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance
  • Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)


  • Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
  • Donate Life America
  • Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association

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