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Organ donation is a generous, selfless gift.

The donor’s legacy lives on when someone gets a second chance at life. ALifeSource, we are the first responders making organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation a reality. 

We receive the call about a potential donor, meet with grieving families to discuss donation, then transport organ donations tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

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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.

  • June 21, 2022 in News

    5 Easy Ways to Make a Difference with the Golf Classic Silent Auction

    The LifeSource Golf Classic is our largest fundraising event for the year. This year, we hope to raise $200,000 for education and outreach programs and donor families’ support resources. Will you help us reach that goal?

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  • June 14, 2022 in About Donation, News, Registration

    How to Update Your Registration Status

    Everyone can register as a donor – it’s a decision that saves lives. However, if you change your mind about your decision, you can change your registration too.

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  • June 01, 2022 in About Donation

    Donation in the LGBTQIA+ Community

    Donor registration is open to any one of any gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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  • May 16, 2022 in Community, Industry & Innovation, Our Experts

    Susan Gunderson Receives Founder’s Award

    Susan Gunderson has been a visionary leader from the moment she accepted the call to lead LifeSource. It is our privilege to honor our Founder and CEO Emeritus with this distinguished award.

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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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