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Gift of Life Michigan hosts “Talks and Takeout” event in Flint later this month

Flint, MI – In an effort to shed light on the importance of organ donation, Flint residents are invited to the “Talks and Takeout” event, focusing particularly on kidney donation and transplantation. The gathering aims to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of organ donation, addressing common myths and highlighting the significance of giving in multicultural communities.

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Scheduled for Saturday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event will take place at the Mott Community College in the Regional Technology Center Auditorium, located at 1401 E. Court Street.

More than 2,400 Michigan residents are on the list for organ transplants

This informative session comes at a crucial time when more than 2,400 Michigan residents are in dire need of life-saving organ transplants, with a staggering 80% of these cases involving individuals waiting for kidney transplants. The situation in Genesee County mirrors this urgent need, emphasizing the importance of community awareness and action.

Organ donation has long been surrounded by misconceptions and a lack of accurate information, which has significantly hindered the process of donation and transplantation. “Talks and Takeout” seeks to bridge this gap by bringing together medical experts from Hurley Medical Center and Shalonda Griffin from Gift of Life Michigan. Together, they will dispel myths, discuss the process of organ and tissue transplantation, and explain the critical need for transplants.

Moreover, the event will cover the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, illustrating how attendees can contribute to giving others a second chance at life. With lunch provided, the gathering promises to be an enriching experience, offering a unique blend of education and community engagement.

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Those planning to attend are asked to register in advance for lunch planning purposes. Visit golm.org/rsvp to reserve your spot.