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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.

One of 56 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in the country, we serve the second largest geographical region, focusing on Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

Tony and Pricilla Yang
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. 

Child and Butterfly

The latest from LifeSource

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

  • July 09, 2024 in Community, Our Experts

    What is an Advanced Directive?

    Why they are important, and why should everyone (young or old, healthy or sick) have one?

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  • June 19, 2024 in About Donation, Registration

    Brain death coverage in Catholic media

    Catholic church leaders continue to support organ donation and speak out against the sensationalizing of brain death testing.

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  • May 30, 2024 in Stories

    Melanie’s story: A life made possible by organ donation

    My name is Melanie, and I’m 39 years old. This year, I’ll hit the big 4-0. It’s a big number – a remarkable year… to be, as they say “over the hill…” dare I say, “middle aged.” But for me, this milestone isn’t just remarkable, it’s extraordinary.

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  • May 04, 2024 in Community, News, Registration

    LifeSource unveils refreshed identity with new logo and tagline

    We’re excited to share our refreshed identity, including a new logo, colors and tagline that reflect who we are and how we serve our community.

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  • April 29, 2024 in Our Partners, Registration

    Celebrating advocacy: honoring organ donation champions

    Every April, LifeSource shines a light on extraordinary individuals and organizations who go above-and-beyond in their dedication and service to the mission of organ donation.

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Our Public Awareness Campaign

Men are the answer to saving lives

While men’s lives are greatly impacted by organ donation, fewer of them are registered organ donors. Our latest public awareness campaign, Men Are the Answer, aims to encourage men who are ready to register to get the facts and take action to save lives. button

Pictured left: Coyle, kidney recipient, with his dad

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