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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.

  • January 18, 2021 in News

    5 Ways to Save Lives in the New Year

    As we remember the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are encouraged to look deep within ourselves and ask: what are we doing to make a difference in our communities.

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  • January 18, 2021 in Stories, Uncategorized

    Creating New Intersections: Blending Art with Community

    Intersections, an art installation by the talented Monice Rudquist, embodies that the gifts of donation occur at the intersections of loss and life, humanity and science, sorrow and hope.

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  • January 14, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    How Does the Wait List Work?

    Have you ever wondered how the National Transplant Waiting List works?
    We explain the process of identifying transplant recipients with the help of our staff, who do it every day.

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  • January 07, 2021 in Hospital Professionals, Industry & Innovation

    19-year-old Donates Heart Using Revolutionary Technology

    Wyatt had the unique opportunity to be the first person in the upper midwest to donate a heart as part of a U.S trial of the TransMedics Organ Care System.

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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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