The 2017 Michigan Libraries for Life Drive dates: TBD
Welcome to Michigan Libraries for Life!
Your library is the key to this program’s success. Helping people join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry saves lives. Please consider joining the effort and giving the gift of hope!
A little history...
Since 2010, libraries across Michigan have participated in this simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and to encourage them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. This effort was originally spearheaded by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library but has expanded to include public, academic, special, and hospital libraries across the state. This collaborative effort has inspired nearly 2,900 people to sign up as donors!
More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 54% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry. That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to properly join the Registry, or not having their questions about donation answered. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need.
We are excited to bring this life-saving event back in 2017 (dates TBD)! We would like to extend an invitation to your library to join the Michigan Libraries for Life Organ Donor Registration Drive. Participating libraries are welcome to join the effort for as many hours as they are able to staff a registration table in their libraries.
Click on the "Getting Started" link to learn more about joining the effort.
If you have questions, please contact us at MichLib4Life@umich.edu to receive more information.
You can also find Michigan Libraries for Life on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ML4Life
The 2014-2016 Michigan Libraries for Life program was generously funded with a Gift of Life Foundation Community Grant.