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Who is Gift of Life? Federally designated organ & tissue recovery organization for Michigan Organ & Tissue Recovery
Obtain consent & work with donor families on-site
Locating, matching, tissue typing for transplant
Recover organs and tissues for transplantation, therapy, education and research.
Educate hospital staff, funeral homes, public
Maintain the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, in cooperation with the Secretary of State
Organ and Tissue Donation 17-19 people die each day waiting for an organ in the United States. More than 110,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant nationally. That’s enough to fill Michigan Stadium!
Types of Donation Organs that can be donated: Heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, kidneys and intestine One organ donor can save up to 9 lives Tissues that can be donated:
Corneas/eyes, heart valves, bone, soft tissues and veins
One tissue donor can improve the quality of life for 75 to 100 recipients
United Network for Organ Sharing and Organ Placement UNOS allocates organs to transplant centers based on:
I have [insert name of any disease], you don’t want my organs.
Why Do Families Choose to Donate ? Provides a positive outcome in response to an unexplainable loss. Offers a rare and unique opportunity to save and enhance the quality of someone's life. Provides an avenue for the decedent to "live on through the lives of others.“ Leaves a lasting legacy.
Donation Facts There is no cost to donate. Funeral arrangements and open casket funerals need not be affected by donation. Most major religions approve of donation and consider it an act of charity. Wealth and social status do not play a factor in receiving an organ. People of all ages and medical histories are potential organ, tissue and eye donors.
FAQs I'm only 17, do I need parental consent? Minors can join the Donor Registry. If still a minor at the time of donation, LNOK can override that decision. My home is in Africa and I am only here for 2 years for school, can I still join the registry? What does that mean once I go home? Donor Registries are state-by-state, but we work cooperatively. People from all 50 states and Canada are in the Michigan Organ Donor Registry Many questions about religious opinions on organ donation. All major religions support donation, or the individual’s right to make their own decision.
FAQs Can you be registered in more than 1 state? Yes, every state’s registry works a bit differently. Can I get off the registry at a later date? Sure, just sent us a letter in writing. Can I specify which organs I want to donate? No, because medical technology advances rapidly and what can be donated in the future may not be known today.
Want More Information? We publish a monthly list of Michigan patients currently waiting for organ transplants, and many other statistics. Facebook.com/giftoflifemichigan @GiftOfLifeMich Available 24/7 at giftoflifemichigan.org
Join the MichiganDonor Registry If you don’t have a red heart sticker on your driver’s license or state ID, you’re not fully registered. Go to www.giftoflifemichigan.org or call 800.482.4881