Welcome to the Gift of Life Foundation
We envision a day when organ and tissue donation is the cultural norm for all citizens in Michigan so that no one dies waiting.
As good stewards of public support, we manage our costs vigilantly, to increase resources that will support grants to the community and transplant centers. We provide grants of financial assistance to transplant centers, post-transplant recipients and waiting candidates to help with financial challenges and transplant successes.
We promote the cause of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in the community by funding public and professional education efforts.
Assisting Financially Needy Transplant Recipients
The Gift of Life Foundation has offered financial assistance in the form of a grant to transplant center social workers to offset the financial burdens of transplant recipients due to the excessive costs of immunosuppressive medications. The financial burden for some of these recipients can cause them to lose everything, which puts the health of their treasured new organ in jeopardy.
Supporting our Donor Families
We will support our donor families with a variety of programming from the time of donation throughout their grief journey. Our enhanced grief programming will support our donor families during their time of need. That journey is unique to each family member and our programming seeks to meet them where they are in the process.
Promoting Diversity of the Donor Registry
Our philanthropy will support public education and outreach programming throughout the State of Michigan. As we look to the registry, it is important that it be representative of our population. Efforts to increase the registry numbers within minority communities is extremely important.