The MHA and Donate Life America want to celebrate Donate Life Month by thanking all Michigan residents, hospital partners and their staffs for the vital role they play in donation and transplantation. In Michigan, about 3.3 million people have committed to save and improve lives by joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Each organ donor can save up to eight lives and each tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 50 people. However, the demand for organ recovery remains high, with more than 3,300 Michigan residents waiting for an organ transplant to save or improve their lives.
On April 2, Michigan volunteers celebrated Donate Life Day in nearly 100 Secretary of State branch offices by informing customers about the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Michigan residents may also show their support by purchasing a Donate Life license plate or signing up for the Michigan Organ Donor Registry on the Secretary of State website or at any Secretary of State branch.
Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center continue to partner with Gift of Life Michigan to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and transplantation, and to improve organ donation processes. These efforts have contributed significantly to improving the lives of thousands of residents.
This guest post is by Sam R. Watson, senior vice president, Patient Safety and Quality at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center.
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