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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 organs tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

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Why Donation Matters

Donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 20 People die each day waiting for a 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, Eye and Tissue Donation Works

The 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.

  • October 25, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    What is a Medical Evaluation and Donation Referral Coordinator?

    “It takes patience, time management and most importantly, empathy”. Aracely M., LifeSource Medical Evaluation and Donation Referral Coordinator

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  • October 21, 2021 in News

    26th Annual LifeSource Golf Classic Set A New Fundraising Record

    What a day for a golf tournament September 20th proved to be!

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  • October 20, 2021 in About Donation, News

    How is COVID-19 Impacting Donation?

    Like many other organizations, LifeSource is experiencing a variety of challenges due to the pandemic, but we still continue our work to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

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  • October 20, 2021 in About Donation, Registration

    Who Makes Donation Decisions?

    The decision to donate after a person has passed away depends on several factors – each situation is truly unique. Here are some general guides to understanding donation authorization.

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  • October 19, 2021 in About Donation, Industry & Innovation, Our Partners

    How is COVID-19 Impacting Eye Donation?

    Eye donation provides the gift of sight to those in need of a transplant. Recently, there have been challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic that have affected eye 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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