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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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DSA Action Team Webinar

We hope you are able to join us for the October DSA Action Team webinar!

WEBINAR

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Noon – 1:00 pm
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The information shared in our DSA Action Team webinars is for healthcare professionals and is designed to educate, inspire and create changes for greater outcomes. Those on the waiting list for life-saving or enhancing transplants are counting on us. Please share this invitation with your colleagues and encourage their participation in each webinar. Working together, we will make a difference!

We look forward to having you join us on the calls.

Thank you, your DSA Action Team Leaders

DSA Action Team Webinar

We hope you are able to join us for the April DSA Action Team webinar!

Webinar

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Noon – 1:00 pm
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The information shared in our DSA Action Team webinars is for healthcare professionals and is designed to educate, inspire and create changes for greater outcomes. Those on the waiting list for life-saving or enhancing transplants are counting on us. Please share this invitation with your colleagues and encourage their participation in each webinar. Working together, we will make a difference!

We look forward to having you join us on the calls.

Thank you, your DSA Action Team Leaders

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource in Bismarck, ND on Wednesday, May 21st from 6 – 8 pm for a general orientation and training to our Donate Life Ambassador program.

The evening will include information about:

  • organ and tissue donation
  • ambassador opportunities
  • donation education resources
  • tips on sharing your personal story
  • advocating on behalf of donation in your community

This orientation and training will take place at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library and is open to all current and prospective Donate Life Ambassadors with LifeSource.

Dinner will be served.

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location

Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library – Meeting Room B
515 N 5th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

www.bismarcklibrary.org

RSVP

Please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 651.603.7882
by Friday, May 16th

 

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, May 14th from 6 – 8 pm for a general orientation and training to our Donate Life Ambassador program.

The evening will include information about:

  • organ and tissue donation
  • ambassador opportunities
  • donation education resources
  • tips on sharing your personal story
  • advocating on behalf of donation in your community

This orientation and training will take place at the Sioux Falls Public Library – Main branch and is open to all current and prospective Donate Life Ambassadors with LifeSource.

Dinner will be served.

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Wednesday, May 14th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location

Sioux Falls, SD Public Library – Main Branch
200 North Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57117

Meeting Room B
www.siouxlandlib.org

RSVP

Please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 651.603.7882
by Friday, May 9th

 

 

Donate Life Blue & Green Day 2014

Blue & Green Day is Friday, April 11th

Show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation by sporting blue and green on Donate Life America’s annual Donate Life Blue & Green Day on Friday, April 11th! Share photos of your blue and green experience with us by posting on the Donate Life Minnesota, Donate Life North Dakota and Donate Life South Dakota Facebook pages, where we will also share the blue and green happenings at Lifesource!

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Let Life Bloom LifeSource Partner Challenge

April is National Donate Life Month, and this year we’re bringing back the “Let life bloom” campaign to educate hospital communities about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation and provide an opportunity for you to show your support of these life-saving gifts.

Hospitals, OPOs and other organizations across the nation will be using registration drives, social media campaigns, and other events to encourage people to register as donors in April and throughout the year.

 LifeSource Partner Challenge

We have a fun and competitive region-wide challenge for hospitals to participate in this year. Using this scorecard as your guide, plan your organization’s campaign activities and watch your points grow. The challenge runs March 15 – April 30, 2014 and you can add activities from three additional 30-day periods dating back to June 2013. The points you accumulate will determine your level of recognition in the national WPFL campaign, and your standing in the LifeSource region-wide competition.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. It’s an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.

Learn more

Learn more about the importance of advance care planning at www.nhdd.org.

LifeSource Golf Classic: in Memory of Terri Opp

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On Thursday, September 11, 2014 LifeSource will host the 19th Annual LifeSource Golf Classic at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

The LifeSource Golf Classic: in Memory of Terri Opp is our annual fundraising event held each September at 3M’s Tartan Park Golf Course. Over the past 18 years, more than $1,000,000 has been raised by Terri’s friends and family to support education about donation and transplantation in her memory.

Check out this page for more information on how to get involved in this year’s event, and visit the LifeSource Golf Classic Facebook page for updates and photos from past events.

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