Grand Valley University Libraries is among 28 libraries across the state that are participating in a campaign to inspire residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
On Wednesday, October 3, volunteers and library staff will answer questions, share some fun give-away items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye and tissue donors. They will be available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Zumberge Library in Allendale, and Steelcase Library on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. They will also be set up at Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, outside the second floor Frey Library from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Michigan residents who join the state’s Donor Registry will receive a red heart donor symbol for the front of their driver’s license or state ID card. Gift of Life Michigan is the state’s only federally designated organ recovery organization, which acts as the intermediary between donors, physicians and hospital staff. In partnership with the Michigan Eye-Bank, it provides all the services needed for organ, tissue and eye donation for the state.
Donors can sign up at a participating library, or at any Secretary of State branch office, online at www.GiftOfLifeMichigan.org, or by calling 800.482.4881.