Organ Donation

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More Than 4 Million Registered In Michigan As Organ Donors

The state’s effort to increase organ donations appear to be paying off, as more than four million people are now registered in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2015

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Transplant Buddies: Michigan Men Receive Heart, Lungs From Same Donor

A bond between two longtime family friends has been deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2015

Study Looks At Kidney Donation Risks

Thousands of Americans give the gift of life every year — but does it put them at risk for health problems down the road?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2014


Awareness Is Key During Organ Donation Month

Right now more than 3,000 Michiganders are waiting for transplants reports that could improve or save their lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2013

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Medical Examiner’s Office To Collect Heart Valves

A medical examiner’s office in Michigan plans to collect heart valves during autopsies for use in transplants as part of an effort to increase the availability of such tissue for donation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

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Michigan Starts New Organ Donation License Plate

Michigan’s secretary of state is launching a new license plate designed to encourage people to donate organs and tissues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2013

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Transplant Candidates Seek Best Quality Livers, Even if it Means Waiting Longer

University of Michigan researchers finds patients would rather be on waiting list than accept an organ with higher risk of failure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2011

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‘Big House’ Event Helping Save Lives

The University of Michigan’s ‘Be a Hero at The Big House’ event is taking blood donations and signing-up potential donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry at Michigan Stadium on Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011

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Improvements Underway At Secretary Of State

An improved Michigan Secretary of State is in the works. In addition to a new elections crime unit and better customer service, another critical issue being addressed is organ donation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2011

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More People Registering For Organ Donation In Michigan

Organ donation registrations are up in Michigan, with a 25% increase in June compared to a year earlier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011