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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.

  • September 23, 2021 in About Donation

    Fast Facts: January – September 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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  • September 20, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    What is a Clinical Resource Supervisor?

    Clinical Resource Supervisors honor the gift of life by evaluating referrals for donation opportunities. Their attention to detail and coordination skills ensures every opportunity to save lives.

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  • September 19, 2021 in News

    A Guide to the LifeSource Golf Classic

    Tee things up for a great afternoon of golf, friendly competitions, great food and camaraderie, and – most importantly – a chance to make a difference!

    Questions? Email info@life-source.org.

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  • September 15, 2021 in About Donation

    What is Living Kidney Donation?

    Living kidney donation is just that – donating one kidney to someone in need (often a family member) while you are alive.

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  • September 07, 2021 in About Donation, Stories

    Graduation Cap Goes Viral, Honors the Gift of Life.

    When Moorhead’s own Carson Kitch was just 2 months old, he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a liver disorder developed shortly after birth. His parents didn’t even know if he would see his first birthday. Eighteen years later, he graduated high school.

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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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