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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.

  • November 12, 2021 in News, Our Experts

    LifeSource Announces New CEO to Start in January

    Current Chief Executive Officer and LifeSource Founder Susan Gunderson announces new CEO following her plans to retire March 2022 after 33 years.

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  • November 24, 2021 in Our Experts, Our Partners

    What is an Account Executive?

    Donation is a rare event and can only occur with a strong collaboration of partners – a critical, hands-on relationship our LifeSource Account Executives manage daily.

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  • November 18, 2021 in About Donation, Stories

    After a Tragic Loss, Parents Choose to Give Three Other Families a Miracle.

    Donor Mom, Tanya Estenson, reflects on the care and compassion she received after the untimely death of her daughter, Taryn. 

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  • November 16, 2021 in Community, Stories

    Community Giving, Community Living: Rondo’s Unwavering Spirit

    Melvin Giles is a community activist from St. Paul’s Rondo community. When his life partner Mary passed, Melvin became very involved with LifeSource to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation to communities of color.

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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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