Life-saving Donations
Wolverines for Life

Wolverines for Life is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan community, the American Red Cross, Be the Match, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Team Michigan. We are students, athletes, alumni, staff, faculty and campus and hospital leadership and we are allied with a common purpose: dedication to saving lives through donations.

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About Us

Wolverines for Life is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan community, the American Red Cross, Be the Match, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Team Michigan. We are students, athletes, alumni, staff, faculty and campus and hospital leadership and we are allied with a common purpose: dedication to saving lives through donations.

Our Goals

  • Implement a University-wide zero tolerance policy for:
    • Organ wait list deaths
    • Deaths due to lack of blood products
    • Deaths due to lack of bone marrow matches
  • Educate each member of the U-M community about the need for donors

Become a Wolverine for Life today by learning more about how you can become a life-saving donor.

Donate Blood

The University of Michigan hosts a number of blood drives throughout the area to help those in need. Check the calendar for the latest drive in your neighborhood.

Volunteer

Volunteer to help at donor drives, connect with others on campus, and more.

Share Your Story

Share your story on how a life-saving donation impacted you or your family member.

Every football Saturday, the population of Ann Arbor, Michigan doubles as more than 115,000 people fill the hallowed "Big House" to watch their football heroes. That's about the same number of people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in the United States. Every day, some die waiting. You can be a hero off the football field: sign up as an organ donor, give blood or join the registry for bone marrow donation.

Wolverines for Life
Upcoming Events View all Woverines for Life events
Watch Party: The God Committee

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: WFL Watch Party: The God Committee.

Poster of the movie The God Committee.
Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Donate Blood at the University of Michigan (North Campus)

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

WFL Webinar

Join us for our semiannual WFL Webinar.

Donate Blood at Michigan Medicine

Now open to the public. Appointments highly recommended.

Wolverines for Life News & Stories See all Wolverines for Life news & stories
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Emma's Story
In many ways, the courses of our lives are determined by strangers: people on admissions committees, policymakers, public figures, and, more recently, influencers. Yet, at the same time, the world is quite small.
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Danny's Story
In 1984, at the age of 3 1/2, Danny was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, was treated with chemotherapy and went into remission. The chemo caused a cardiomyopathy which was discovered at age 14. At that point, Danny was put on medications and his heart was stable until major back surgery.
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Rachel's Story
With very little warning, Rachel went from being a healthy and active woman to needing a heart transplant. Michigan Medicine helped Rachel through her transplant and regaining her strength.
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Connor's Story
When Connor Burke was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, his treatment caused his red blood cell count to go down and he needed blood transfusions. Blood donations saved his life.
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Travis' Story
Travis passed away on April 2, 2016 due to a car accident during a storm. During his life, he saved lives through countless blood donations. After his death, he saved dozens of lives through tissue and organ donations.
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Nick's Story
Nick was diagnosed with kidney disease at 13 years old. His mom saved his life by donating one of her kidneys. Then, 20 years later, it failed and he needed another transplant.