Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, as she kicked off Donate Life Month with leaders of Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank, pledged strong new measures to encourage Michigan residents to sign up to be organ and tissue donors.
Michigan ranks near the bottom of the country in organ donation registrations. Less than one-third of the state’s adult population has registered with the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.“With 3,000 people on the waiting list for organs, this is a matter of life and death,” said Johnson. “This demands a new approach, a new way of thinking. We can and will do better. I would encourage every Michigan resident to sign up as a potential donor. You can save lives. You can make a difference.”