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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.

  • September 19, 2023 in About Donation, Our Experts

    Brain Aneurysm and Organ Donation

    Why passing away from a brain aneurysm might result in the rare conditions needed to be an organ donor.

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  • September 01, 2023 in Stories

    Organ Donor Saves Coyle’s Life; Family Inspires Others to Join Registry

    If you meet little Coyle Bauer on the playground – an energetic little boy with bright blue eyes and an infectious smile – don’t expect to hear about the typical dinosaur or truck facts. He’ll probably tell you about his kidney.

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  • August 21, 2023 in Stories

    Road to Recovery Following a Heart Transplant

    LifeSource Ambassador Angie Mikkelson shares her journey since receiving a heart transplant. She continues to live life to the fullest because of her organ donor.

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  • August 09, 2023 in Community, Industry & Innovation

    Environmental Stewardship at LifeSource

    Compost, solar panels and a rooftop garden are just a few of the elements that make up LifeSource’s environmental stewardship and lived values.

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  • June 01, 2023 in About Donation, Our Partners

    What Is Clinical Death?

    Many people – especially patients and their family members – have questions about medical terminology. In this article, we’re sharing our definition of the term “clinical death,” how it relates to other definitions of death, and organ donation.

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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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