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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.

  • May 25, 2020 in Ambassadors

    Ambassador Spotlight – Charlie Rose

    More than 250 Donate Life Ambassadors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin selflessly share their time and 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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  • May 20, 2020 in Stories

    Brett’s Story: Meet The Urban Family

    There are those rare people who can light up a room. Their joy, contagious. Their smile, infectious. Brett Urban was one of those people.

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  • May 14, 2020 in About Donation

    What is Grief?

    Grief is a process that is experienced in your own way and there is no right or wrong way for dealing with grief.

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  • May 11, 2020 in About Donation

    Would Certain Conditions or Diseases Make You Ineligible to Donate?

    Your age of health should not prevent you from registering as a donor. Most health conditions do NOT prevent donation and age is not a factor.

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  • May 08, 2020 in Stories

    Share Your Number for Mother’s Day

    Everyone who has been impacted by a life-saving transplant has a number: it’s the number of days you’ve been able to spend with the people you love.

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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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