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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 organ donations tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

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Why Donation Matters

Eye, tissue and organ donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 17 People die each day waiting for an organ 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 Donation Works

The organ 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 15, 2022 in About Donation, Community, Our Experts, Our Partners

    Talking About Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation with Black Nurses Rock and LifeSource.

    Even nurses have questions about eye, organ and tissue donation. So we sat down with a member of Black Nurses Rock – Twin Cities to answer common questions.

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  • November 06, 2022 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, 2022 in Our Experts

    Meet Our Team: Nicole Vande Weerd, Family Support Coordinator.

    Licensed Counselor and LifeSource Family Support Coordinator, Nicole Vande Weerd shares why caring for others is her passion and some ways to navigate grief.

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  • September 29, 2022 in About Donation

    Fast Facts: January – September 2022

    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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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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