Stephanie Sommer
Gift of Life Michigan

-Understanding the Need for Organ, Tissue & Eye Donation-

Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state’s only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We’re a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.

Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network for sharing kidneys. Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 900 organs every year for transplantation from 300 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissue also is recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients. Gift of Life also works with Eversight Michigan to manage cornea and eye donation.

Stephanie Sommer is the Medical Examiner & Funeral Home Liaison at Gift of Life, Michigan’s federally designated Organ Procurement Organization. In her 14 years at Gift of Life, Sommer has also served in Hospital Services and Family Support. Prior to joining Gift of Life, she was the Executive Director of the Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford, MI. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology from Ball State University.

No pre-registration required, $12 Lunch

Event location: Bank of America Plaza 2600 West Big Beaver Troy, MI 48098