Sparrow needs help to win statewide organ donation challenge

Published: Oct. 17, 2017

LANSING, MI – Sparrow needs everyone’s help in winning a statewide hospital challenge to see who can add the most names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry this fall.

If you’re not among the 60 percent of Michigan adults who are registered organ and tissue donors, go to by Nov. 10 to be counted in the Gift of Life Michigan Hospital Challenge. If you think you’re a registered donor but aren’t sure, check your driver’s license or state ID for a little red heart symbol in the lower right corner.

Gift of Life is posting weekly results on its Gift of Life Michigan Hospital Partners Facebook page. Ask to join the group and check for the latest results.

Becoming part of the challenge means lending hope to about 3,500 people in Michigan who are desperately waiting for a transplant and a second chance at life.

Sparrow, the regional trauma center for mid-Michigan, is among the statewide leaders in tissue and organ donations and has worked closely with Gift of Life to support donors and their families. That’s because the needs of our Patients always come first and our mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care.

One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and tissue donors can improve life for as many as 75.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.