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Last year libraries across Michigan participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and offer the opportunity to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, Michigan Libraries for Life. This effort was originally spearheaded in 2010 by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library, but has expanded to include libraries on several university campuses across the state;  University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, along with libraries at Eastern Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University. This collaborative effort resulted in registering 414 new organ donors, reaching over 1500 visitors with information on organ donation and registration information!

More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 34% of adults have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, far lower than the 43% average…

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