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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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Donate Life ECHO

Donate Life ECHO is a new national celebration created through a partnership between Donate Life America and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), designed to reach multicultural communities.

ECHO stands for: Every Community Has Opportunity. Multicultural communities play a critical role in America’s donation and transplantion system. They save and heal lives as organ, eye and tissue donors, need life saving kidney transplants in disproportionately high numbers, and serve patients and families as healthcare professionals.

Help us create a Donate Life ECHO. Share your story in your personal and social networks, and ask your contacts to share the story of donation even further. By reaching more people, in more communities, we can create a life-saving ECHO through wider support of the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation. Be sure to include how to register as a donor!

DonateLifeMN.org | DonateLifeND.org | DonateLifeSD.org

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5th Annual Donate Life Motorcycle Run

Donate Life Motorcycle Run/Fundraiser in Memory of Kaitlyn Berg

Kaitlyn was 4 years old when she lost her life in an automobile accident on October 12, 2001. Her parents chose to donate her organs to help improve the lives of others. Kaitlyn saved three lives, including two children younger than her, by donating her heart, liver, and kidneys. Since 2011, her family has held the Donate Life Motorcycle Run annually, and donated nearly $50,000 to LifeSource in her name.

The run will leave the Clover Leaf Bar & Grill in Newport, MN at 11:00 a.m. with check-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. Return to the Clover Leaf between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. for food, music and a live auction featuring items generously donated by local community members and businesses.

No bike? No problem! Cars are welcome, or join us after the run for all the festivities.

$10 per rider (free meal for riders after the run). All proceeds will go to LifeSource to help further awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

When

Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:30 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. Motorcycle Run starts
4:00 pm. Food, music and live auction

Where

Clover Leaf Bar & Grill
2146 Hastings Ave
Newport, MN 55055

Questions?

Call Mike at 651.769.7718 or Marlene at 651.769.7194. View the event flyer, and follow the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 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

2nd Annual Matt Heisler Scholarship Golf Classic

The Heisler family invites you to join them Friday, June 26, 2015 for dinner, a silent auction and live band following their 2nd Annual Matt Heisler Scholarship Golf Classic.

Learn more about this event at MattHeislerFund.com and on their Facebook page. Golfing spots are full, so come on out for the dinner, silent auction and live band and support this cause for only $30. Register using the form at MattHeislerFund.com.

Proceeds from the event support LifeSource, The Gift of Life House,  and the Matt Heisler Scholarship Fund.

Willingers Golf Club
6797 Canby Trail
Northfield, MN

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource in Duluth, MN on Wednesday, June 10th from 6-8pm for an orientation and training to our Donate Life Ambassador Program. This training will take place at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center Duluth and is open to all current and prospective Ambassadors. New Ambassadors 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, June 10th
6:00pm-8:00pm

Location

Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center
Wisconsin Room – located on the first floor across from the cafeteria
407 East Third Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Duluth Downtown Campus Map and Parking

*To ensure an accurate count for dinner, please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 612.800.6288 by Friday, June 5th.

LifeSource Open House

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On Saturday, May 30th, we will open our doors from 9 a.m. to noon to welcome neighbors, community members, partners and customers to our new home for donation. Come on over to learn about organ and tissue donation, our organization and tour our new space. Enjoy delicious snacks, meet our team and hear stories of lives touched by donation and transplant. Share in a Donate Life flag raising, and add your personal touch to our #TalkDonation mural.

When

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Flag raising ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Where

LifeSource River Road Headquarters
2225 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612.800.6100

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 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.

Tuesday, May 12, 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

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource in Rochester, MN on Wednesday, April 8th from 6–8 pm for an orientation and training to our Donate Life Ambassador Program. This training will take place at the Rochester Public Library and is open to all current and prospective Ambassadors. New Ambassadors 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, April 8th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location

Rochester Public Library
Meeting Room B (second floor)
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

*To ensure an accurate count for dinner, please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 612.800.6288 by Friday, April 3rd.

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