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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.

  • November 19, 2020 in Ambassadors, Stories

    A New Measure of What’s Possible: Mason’s Home Run

    “This story is about moments. Moments that I will never forget. Moments that are defined by travelling seventy-five feet.” Chris George, shares the inspiring story of his son’s liver transplant.

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  • November 11, 2020 in News, Our Experts

    Tribute to True Heroes: Thank you, Veterans!

    We took some time to talk with a few of our team members who have selflessly served our country. How has their service influenced their role in the organ, eye and tissue donation community?

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  • November 10, 2020 in About Donation

    Fast Facts – November

    Thousands of men, women, and children in the United States are waiting 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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  • November 03, 2020 in About Donation

    5 Ways to Engage Your Faith Community Around Organ Donation

    It takes one person to spark conversation about organ, eye and tissue donation and inspire others in their communities to register. Did you know all major faith communities support organ, eye and tissue donation?

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  • October 29, 2020 in About Donation

    How does my faith view organ donation?

    Deciding to give the gift of life is a very personal decision, and one factor that might affect your decision is your faith.

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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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