MDFC 2017 Scholarship Program

The MDFC 2017 Scholarship Program is open. Applications are due by April 28, 2017. Download the PDF version of the application here. Download the Microsoft Word document version of the application here.

Ways to Donate

Make a Tax Deductible Donation MDFC is very grateful to its supporters. Tax deductible donations are much appreciated and will help us to continue our mission and further educate our community on the importance of eye, tissue, and organ donation. The MDFC conducts regular events to promote their mission and raise awareness regarding organ donation. Events, to date […]

Our Mission


To promote organ, eye and tissue donation by bringing together donor families, recipients and advocates to celebrate life. We do this by: Connecting donor families to a statewide community of people touched by donation and transplantation Inspiring residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry Awarding scholarships to donor family members

A Tea for Life

Save the date for A Tea for Life. Sunday May 21, 2017!

Purchase your reservations on line or contact
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A Tea for Life



Comfort Blankets

As a hug imparts comfort and love, so these blankets will embrace, enfold and bring comfort to those who will receive them.

In January 2011, the Michigan Donor Family Council (MDFC) started providing comfort blankets to new organ and tissue donor families. It is our hope that this small gift of compassion will bring these families comfort in their time of sorrow and transition. We are asking for volunteers across the State of Michigan who knit or crochet to help with this project.

Blanket Instructions

Patterns can be simple. Many can be found at Finished size to be approximately 36” by 60.” (Approximately 4-5 skeins)

Completed blankets

Blankets can be mailed to Gift of Life Michigan or the Michigan Donor Family Council.

Gift of Life Michigan Comfort Shawls photoComfort Blankets

c/o Nosa Obaseki
3861 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
800-482 4881

Michigan Donor Family Council

c/o Barbara Gerber
5930 Purple Martin Dr.
South Rock Wood, MI 48179

Please include your name, address and your affiliation with organ and/or tissue donation or transplantation with your shawl.

Thank you for being such an important part of this project. We couldn’t do it without you!

Download instructions here.

Donor Stories

  • Rebecca Vogelsang

    Rebecca Vogelsang was 17 years old and a senior at Forest Hills Eastern High School.  She was a member of the National Honor Society and was accepted at the University of Michigan, where she was going to study medical research.  She was a ballet dancer starting at the age of 3, and danced in New […]

  • Kristen Michelle Joe

    Kristen Michelle Joe’s bright smile and cheerful personality warmed the hearts of those that knew her. Kristen enjoyed traveling, music, spending time with her family and friends and shopping, however her favorite pastime was reading. As a child she read so much while riding in the car she never paid attention to directions. Her favorite […]

  • Jan

    My mother, Jan, passed away from a brain aneurysm on Mother’s Day 2014.  We called her the ‘miracle woman’ as she not only survived, but rehabilitated and went back to work full time after three brain surgeries 21 years prior. Whenever we would discuss organ donation she would always laugh and say “who the heck […]

  • Mike Candela

    Mike was a kind, loving, chopper riding, fishing, hunting, never miss an event, life of the party kind of guy!!! He had a way of making everybody in his life feel loved and important. It didn’t matter if it was a christening for a baby or an all night  party with friends. Mike was the first to […]

  • Angela Yvonne Griggs

    My daughter Angela Yvonne Griggs was known for her loving and giving spirit. She believed in helping others; especially those she felt could not help themselves.   Many of her friends recall that she was so willing to help others that she would borrow from a person that had to give to someone that had not.   In […]