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Our blog is place for us to share news, information and resources about LifeSource and donation and transplantation.  Most of the content posted here is courtesy of a select few writers at LifeSource, whose posts reflect their views and perspective on the topic about which they are writing.  Our writers are asked to abide by a code of ethics when sharing information both here and across the web. 

We also welcome guest posts on our blog.  Please contact Rebecca Ousley if you are interested in sharing your thoughts or experiences.  We hope you’ll join the conversation!

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Visit us at MUL’s Family Day on Saturday, August 29th

familyday2015We are excited participate in the 26th Annual Celebration of “Family Day” in North Minneapolis this Saturday, August 29th!

Family Day was initiated by the Minneapolis Urban League in the summer of 1989 to recognize the spirit of unity that exists among families who live in the core city. As new neighbors in North Minneapolis, we’re excited for this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the mission of LifeSource.

The event will last from noon to 7 p.m. on Plymouth Avenue between Logan Avenue and Penn Avenue. The area will be transformed into an urban festival, marketplace, and vendor resource fair.

Family Day promotes healthy lifestyle choices, local entrepreneurialism, and community empowerment. Family Day is an opportunity for local businesses to connect with consumers who support their establishments and for community-based agencies to disseminate vital information about the resources and services available to help families meet their needs. Learn more at www.mul.org.

If you’re in the area, stop by to visit us at the LifeSource table and enjoy a day of food and fun!

Donor Memorial Wall Dedication

In the late spring of 2015, all LifeSource donor families were mailed a letter and Legacy Opportunities brochure, detailing the ongoing and brand new opportunities for families to honor their loved one’s legacy. On Saturday, September 26, we invite you to join us in dedicating the LifeSource Healing Garden and Donor Memorial Wall, as we unveil the Garden Bench and Memorial Wall inscriptions that were submitted this summer. Please know you can submit your loved one’s name at any time, including at the event, and their name will be inscribed in a future engraving.

When:

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
11:00 AM – Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony

Where:

LifeSource
2225 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Light refreshments will be provided.

This is an open house-style event and no RSVP is required. To learn more about our legacy opportunities, please visit www.life-source.org/legacy.

Team MN-DAK Bowling Fundraiser Meet & Greet

Join Team MN-DAK on Sunday, October 4, 2015 for a Team MN-DAK Bowling Fundraiser and Meet & Greet event! Come out to Tuttle’s in Hopkins, Minnesota for a bowling fundraiser and to meet Team MN-DAK members, learn what it means to be on the team, and learn more about the 2016 Transplant Games of America. Enjoy bowling, pizza buffet, silent auction, and raffle drawings while you support the team’s mission to celebrate the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage others to register as a donor. The cost is $20 adults, $15 kids 12 and under, and $15 for food and silent auction only tickets (no bowling). Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Hit up your favorite Team MN-DAK member for event tickets or contact Team MN-DAK co-managers, Marisa and Teresa, at team.mn.dak@gmail.com.

If you have an item you’d like to donate to the silent auction, please fill out the form on the back of the event flyer, and deliver the form (or a piece of paper with the requested information) and your item to a Team MN-DAK member or the LifeSource office during business hours.

When

Sunday, October 4, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where

Tuttle’s Eat Bowl Play
107 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins, MN 55343

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Team MN-DAK Meeting

Join Team MN-DAK at its next team meeting! The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the team and the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.

Monday, August 10, 2015
6:30 pm

LifeSource
2225 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Conference call option available. Email Teresa Turner, team co-manager, with any questions or to receive the conference call information.

Transplant Games of America

Donor Family Gathering – Sioux Falls

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Join us for our annual remembrance event, our Donor Family Gathering. It’s an opportunity for donor families to gather with one another and share memories and tributes of their loved ones who have so generously given the gift of life. Watch your mailbox for an invitation this fall!

Saturday, November 14th

Donor Family Gathering – Bismarck

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Join us for our annual remembrance event, our Donor Family Gathering. It’s an opportunity for donor families to gather with one another and share memories and tributes of their loved ones who have so generously given the gift of life. Watch your mailbox for an invitation this fall!

Saturday, November 7th

Donor Family Gathering – Chaska

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Join us for our annual remembrance event, our Donor Family Gathering. It’s an opportunity for donor families to gather with one another and share memories and tributes of their loved ones who have so generously given the gift of life. Watch your mailbox for an invitation this fall!

Saturday, November 21st

MN Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
952.443.1400

Map and directions

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource in Fargo, ND on Wednesday, August 12th from 6 – 8 pm for an orientation and training to our Donate Life Ambassador Program. This training will take place at Essentia Health Support Service Center. See below for more detailed location information.

*New Ambassadors from the Fargo-Moorhead area are strongly encouraged to attend.

The evening will include information about:

  • The Donate Life Ambassador Program
  • Ambassador Opportunities and Expectations
  • Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Donation Education Resources
  • Tips on Sharing Your Personal Story
  • Advocating on Behalf of Donation in the Community

Dinner will be provided.

LifeSource Donate Life Ambassador Training

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location

Essentia Health Support Service Center
3314 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

*To ensure an accurate count for dinner, please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 612.800.6288 by Friday, August 7th.

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