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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 organs tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

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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 more than 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.

  • June 21, 2021 in About Donation, Industry & Innovation

    New Research Aims to Stop Biological Time, More Help for Those Waiting

    Every single day is a battle with the clock to recover and transplant an organ. The time from donation to transplant per organ is very limited (ranging from 4 hours to 24 hours). Due to ground-breaking research, this timeline is about to change.

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  • June 15, 2021 in About Donation

    Fast Facts: April – June 2021

    Thousands of men, women, and children in the United States are on the waiting list 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 15, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    Meet the Team: Taylor Winkel, Family Support Coordinator

    Taylor had been looking for a new job when she came across a posting for a position at LifeSource. The role, Family Support Coordinator, wasn’t exactly the career path she had planned for herself, but she decided to apply.

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  • June 09, 2021 in About Donation, News

    LifeSource Moves to Donor Designation Rate Reporting

    To keep a pulse on current support for donation in our community, LifeSource is evolving the way we measure current donor designation.

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  • June 07, 2021 in About Donation, Stories

    Interview: A Family Member Who Said No to Donation

    Angel was approached about donation after her husband had a massive heart attack. In her state of shock and grief…she said no. It is a decision she’s regretted and hopes to help others avoid making the same mistake.

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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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