Our Partners

The MDFC has various partners and affiliate organizations, of which, all support our mission. We
encourage everyone to learn more about these organizations.

Gift of Life Michigan Gift of Life is the state’s only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We’re a non-profit agency working 24 hours a day as a liaison between donors, the state’s hospitals and transplant centers.
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Eversight Michigan Eversight Michigan works to preserve and restore sight, through transplantation, research, education, and partnership to increase U.S. and international distribution of surgical cornea tissue; strengthen eye banking’s ability to restore sight; strengthen governance and leadership; systematically improve performance; and build and sustain a high performance, motivated team.
Donate Life Coalition of Michigan The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan was formed in 1999 to promote organ and tissue donation. Our goal is to encourage Michigan residents to accept organ and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility. We seek to accomplish this primarily through public education, legislative and professional education endeavors. The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan is modeled after Donate Life America, which among other things, creates and distributes national advertising campaigns and various awareness efforts such as National Organ and Tissue Donation week.
Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program MOTTEP® is the actualization of 15 years of systematic study and research beginning in 1980 to investigate the low rate of organ donation among the Black population. To reduce the number and rate of ethnic minority Americans needing organ and tissue transplants in 1996, National MOTTEP partnered with Gift of Life Michigan (formerly the Transplantation Society of Michgian) and Detroit MOTTEP was established under the guidance of Alfred Bolden Jr.
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Second Chance at Life Second Chance at Life was founded in 2008 by Shelly Morell, and her mother, lung recipient Carol Mancini. Second Chance at Life is determined to provide financial assistance to transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. We aim to fill a need for these services in Michigan, and are supported by a board that includes dedicated individuals working together to improve the quality of life for transplant patients. Second Chance at Life is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by corporations and individuals. All funds go to support Michigan residents who are transplant candidates, recipients, or living donors.  
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical communities, and the general public to celebrate LIFE and support the NKF mission.