Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ and tissue donation to occur in Michigan. It is a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state, while maintaining cooperative relationships with other organ and tissue donation nonprofit organizations across the country.  Gift of Life Michigan is a member organization of Donate Life America.

Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network for sharing kidneys. Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 900 organs every year for transplantation from 300 or more deceased donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissue is also recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients. Gift of Life works with the Michigan Eye-Bank to manage cornea and eye donation.

In addition, Gift of Life maintains the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State. The registry is a confidential database of state residents who have expressed their desire to someday help others by becoming organ, eye and tissue donors. 


To join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry please visit or call 800-482-4881.




Gift of Life Michigan is located at 3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.