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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.

  • 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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  • May 11, 2022 in Community, News

    Donate Life Day: 2021 Honorees

    On April 28th, 2022 LifeSource held our annual Donate Life Day Virtual Event, recognizing and honoring Ambassadors, Partners and Community Members who have helped us further our lifesaving mission in the past year.

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  • May 06, 2022 in Registration

    Minnesota Fishing Opener!

    Applying for your fishing license?
    Check the box to register as a donor when you apply online.

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  • April 30, 2022 in About Donation, Our Partners, Stories

    Donor Remembrance Day 2022

    Today we take a moment to remember all those donors who saved and healed lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

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  • April 22, 2022 in Community, Industry & Innovation

    Earth Day 2022: 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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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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