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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.

  • 22 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.

  • September 22, 2020 in About Donation

    How are Organs Transported for Transplant?

    We’ve all seen the infamous cooler on television or movies carrying an organ ready to save another person’s life. But how do organs truly get packed and transported to the person waiting for a life-saving transplant?

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  • September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

    You, Me, and the DMV

    Motor Vehicle offices are a key partner in organ, eye and tissue donation. Over 90% of people register to be a donor when they are at the DMV.

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  • September 17, 2020 in About Donation, Stories

    Amidst riots and chaos in the Twin Cities, Tristan saved 4 lives through donation

    Tristan had the rare opportunity to become an organ donor. Only a small percentage of people will get the chance due to medical criteria at the time of death.

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  • September 10, 2020 in Ambassadors, Stories

    As a donor and a recipient, Chris understands the importance of Checking the Box

    Chris Feneis has experienced the power of donation from both sides.

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  • September 08, 2020 in About Donation

    Am I Healthy Enough to be a Donor?

    Don’t disqualify yourself: Even if you have a medical condition, you likely CAN donate your organs, eyes or tissues after your death.

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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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