MDFC 2020 Scholarship Program

The MDFC 2020 Scholarship Program is open. Applications are due by April 26, 2020. Download the PDF version of the application here. Download the Microsoft Word document version of the application here.

2020 Michael Pietroski Scholarship Program

The 2020 Michael Pietroski Scholarship Program is open. Applications are due by February 12, 2020. Download the PDF version of the application here. Download the Microsoft Word document version of the application here.

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

Upcoming Events and Happenings

Inaugural A Dueling Piano Evening

Register for the A Dueling Piano Evening at our events page.







  • 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 […]

  • Zachary “Ziggy” Mrosewske

    Zachary “Ziggy” Mrosewske was always so full of life, always eager to learn new things! Zach was someone you could come to for advice and know that you would, without a doubt, get an honest response, but always in a loving way. People respected his opinion because he was wise beyond his years, even as […]

  • 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 […]

  • A new way to donate

    Shop using Amazon Smile If you are an Amazon shopper please choose the Michigan Donor Family Council as your charity when shopping on Amazon Smile. Please follow this link.  

  • My Hero – video by Wolverines for Life

    Please take 90 seconds to see the video of My Hero. For those given the gift of life — blood, organs, tissue or bone marrow — they know a hero gave them a second chance. In an inspirational new video, University of Michigan Health System patients share the difference that their hero made in their lives.Wolverines for […]