Lakeland Celebrates Lives Saved Through Organ Donation
Currently, over 3,294 men, women, and children in Michigan, and 116,000 nationwide, are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. During National Donate Life Month (NDLM), Lakeland Health encourages community members to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and celebrates those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Did you know through organ donation, one person can save up to eight lives while a single tissue donor can help up to 50 additional people in need? People of all ages and medical histories can become donors.
In 2017, the generosity of Michigan's 320 organ donors resulted in 876 life-saving organ transplants. So far this year, Michigan donors have provided 190 transplants and saved numerous lives.
To learn more or to register, click here.
You can also show your support for organ donation by purchasing a “Donate Life” Michigan license plate. Proceeds from the purchase of this plate help support organ donation awareness.