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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. LifeSource supports families through the organ, eye and tissue donation process and delivers life-saving transplants to the recipients who need them.

As a leading Organ Procurement Organization (OPOs) in the United States, we serve more than seven million people in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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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 up to 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.

  • May 06, 2021 in Stories

    Alexa’s Story

    A young girl from West Fargo, Alexa’s short life ended tragically early when she died at the age of 14 while waiting for a life‐saving lung transplant.

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  • May 05, 2021 in Community, News

    2020 Donate Life Day Honorees

    Our annual Donate Life Day Celebration is an opportunity to recognize and honor ambassadors, partners and community members who have had a significant impact on donation. Thank you to all the 2020 honorees!

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  • May 03, 2021 in Community

    LifeSource’s Culture of Community Support

    During the pandemic we have all had to find new ways to do things. At LifeSource, this includes living our values. At a time of physical distance, we’ve managed to grow our organizational culture of supporting our community.

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  • April 26, 2021 in About Donation

    How We Work Together to Save Lives Through Organ Donation and Transplantation

    The organ donation process has been described as a complex symphony of collaborators working together, in a short time frame, to save and heal lives. Without collaboration from organizations like Mayo Clinic and the community, this life-saving work would not be possible.

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  • April 21, 2021 in Community, News

    A Critical Step Forward: Together, We Change.

    Our thoughts, prayers and support continue to be with the Floyd family and friends, to our community and all who are suffering. Yesterday’s verdict was a critical first step.

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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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