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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.

  • October 20, 2021 in About Donation, Registration

    Who Makes Donation Decisions?

    The decision to donate after a person has passed away depends on several factors – each situation is truly unique. Here are some general guides to understanding donation authorization.

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  • October 14, 2021 in Stories

    Transplant Recipient’s Legacy Lives on Through Family

    Because of one 18-year-old man’s decision to be an organ donor, Nick Jolly had nine more years with his wife Kathy, their family and friends. Kathy Jolly recalls her late-husband’s transplant journey and their connection with his donor’s family.

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  • October 11, 2021 in About Donation, Stories

    Rosemount Man Runs 50K Ultramarathon for 50th Birthday to Support Local Organizations

    LifeSource 1 of 5 Non-Profit Beneficiaries.

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  • October 06, 2021 in About Donation, Community, Stories

    What Donation Means to Recipients and Donor Families

    For transplant recipients and donor families, donation is transformative. Donation is hope.

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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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