Team Michigan consists of individuals from across the state who have received life-saving transplants, are living donors, or may be families of a donor, as well as transplant professionals and advocates.
The mission of Team Michigan is to educate the public to the benefits of transplantation and the need for organ donor registrations. Team Michigan also provides team building events, mutual support, friendly competition, experience, and camaraderie for all our athletes, as well as having a social side for the team members. We are a not-for-profit organization run solely by volunteers. The Team is committed to the goals of all our members, be it just participating in one or two events at the games, or working towards competing at the World Transplant Games.
Team members live throughout the state and are active members in their respective communities, promoting organ and tissue donation, as well as providing educational events dispelling some of the myths associated with donation.
GREAT JOB TEAM MICHIGAN!
We are third in the TOTAL number of medals to Ohio and Texas!
We came in 11th place for the Team Cup award, which is based on team size to keep it fair. GREAT JOB TEAM MICHIGAN!
In addition, Gift of Life Michigan's former CEO, Rich Pietroski, was presented with the T.J. Maciak Award for outstanding contribution to the Games.
We are looking forward to the 2018 Games!
Attention team members,
Our very own Julia Evans has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Lyrics for Life competition! At the 2016 Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, OH, June 10-15, 2016.
More information will be coming about the the People’s Choice Awards, where Team Michigan members, friends, family, and supporters will be able to vote for Julia. This is a separate award from the competition awards, and ALL semi-finalists are eligible, whether they make it to the finals or not.
Hope everyone is getting excited about the games.
Team Michigan Flag Signing information:
The Donate Life Transplant Games of America flag is coming to Michigan on Thursday, February 11th!
Team members are invited to Gift of Life Michigan for the official flag signing at 2:30 p.m. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Tom Cerny: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number in your party, contact info and your transplant center.
Leave your mark on the flag that will fly in Cleveland!
Team Michigan congratulates Team USA - World Transplant Games and our co-captain, David Rozelle, on an outstanding performance at the Official World Transplant Games (WTG) in Mar Del Plata, Argentina! Read the story here.