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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.

  • July 07, 2020 in About Donation

    The Organ Donation Process

    Have you ever wondered how the organ donation process actually works? Checking the box and registering to be a donor is a selfless decision to share the gift of life. However, organ donation is very rare because there are a few key requirements to be eligible as a donor.

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  • July 01, 2020 in Ambassadors, Stories

    Laurie’s Story

    A “yes” to donation impacts the Mahoney family in more than one amazing way.

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  • June 25, 2020 in Ambassadors

    Ambassador Spotlight – Robyn Prudhomme

    More than 250 Donate Life Ambassadors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin selflessly share their personal stories about donation and transplant so that people in our communities can make a decision about registering to be a donor.

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  • June 24, 2020 in About Donation

    Fast Facts

    Thousands of men, women, and children in the United States are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Together with our partners, donor families, and the community we work towards one goal – that no one dies waiting.

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  • June 23, 2020 in Our Experts

    Meet Our Team: Emily Larimer

    We sat down with Hospital Liaison, Emily Larimer to learn more about her experience as a soldier, Registered Nurse, donor mother and now a partner with the VA in her role at LifeSource. Her work has been a benefit to Veterans in western South Dakota and to donation and transplantation overall.

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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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