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Organ donation is a generous, selfless gift.

LifeSource is honored to fulfill the decision of people in our community to save lives through tissue and organ donation. Families like The Yangs found healing knowing their son saved lives and helped others.


Why Donation Matters

Eye, tissue and organ donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 17 People die each day waiting for an organ transplant
  • 75 1 donor can heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation
  • 8 1 donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation

How Organ Donation Works

The organ donation process has been described as symphony; it takes many people working in concert to make the complex process happen.

Our Work

We save lives through donation and offer hope and healing.

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are the vital bridge between donors, their families and potential recipients.

At LifeSource, we have a clear purpose – to inspire the public to register and work with all of our partners to support donor families, manage the donation process, transport the gifts to the transplant center and lead our communities towards a culture of donation. 

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The Latest from LifeSource

Check out the latest updates, news, stories and more.

  • January 30, 2024 in About Donation

    What Is a Stroke?

    An overview of how to identify a stroke, how they’re treated, risk factors for having a stroke and the connection to donation.

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  • January 16, 2024 in About Donation

    What is Directed Donation?

    Directed donation is when a donor – or a deceased donor’s family – specifically chooses who will receive the transplant.

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  • January 16, 2024 in About Donation, Our Experts

    Including Gifts of Organ and Tissue Donation in an Obituary

    Sample language for including organ and tissue donation in your loved one’s obituary.

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  • December 20, 2023 in Community, Industry & Innovation, News

    North Dakota’s Joan Azure Named Donate Life America’s 2023 Ambassador of the Year

    Joan’s passion in recognition of her grandson, Greyson and the support of her community at Turtle Mountain, have created a movement.

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  • December 12, 2023 in Registration, Stories

    What’s It Like to Wait for a Heart Transplant?

    LifeSource exists for the thousands of people, like Jack, who are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Our goal: Everyone who needs a transplant gets one.

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Together, we are champions of hope.

As a part of the Donate Life network, our Check the Box public awareness campaign aims to inspire registration and remove misconceptions by sharing a simple message: anyone can register as a donor – a decision that saves lives.

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