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Team MN-DAK Meeting

The next Team MN-DAK team meeting will be held on Saturday, January 30th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the LifeSource office in Minneapolis: 2225 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

This will be a special meeting to sign the Donate Life Transplant Games of America Flag, which is touring the country and scheduled to be in Minneapolis on that date. This is also a meeting where new team members, or anyone interested in learning more about joining the team, is strongly encouraged to attend.

Agenda for the morning:

  • 10:00am – 10:30am Refreshments, Mingling and Introductions
  • 10:30am – 11:30am Team Meeting
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Flag Signing and Team Photos

For anyone not able to make it to the meeting in person, there will be a call-in option beginning at 10:15.

Please RSVP your attendance for this meeting by emailing team.mn.dak@gmail.com. Please Indicate whether or not you will be attending in person or via phone. RSVP by Wednesday, January 27th.

Donate Life Ambassador Training

Please join LifeSource on Wednesday, February 17th from 6-8pm for our first training of 2016 for all Donate Life Ambassadors.

*New Ambassadors are strongly encouraged to attend*

The evening will include information about:

  • The Donate Life Ambassador Program
  • Ambassador Opportunities and Expectations
  • Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Donation Education Resources
  • Tips on Sharing Your Personal Story
  • Advocating on Behalf of Donation in the Community

This Donate Life Ambassador Training will take place at our headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, with an opportunity for others to join us via webinar. If you are interested in joining via webinar, please indicate that in your RSVP.

Dinner will be provided.

LifeSource Donate Life Ambassador Training

Wednesday, February 17th


2225 West River Road North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

*To ensure an accurate count for dinner, please RSVP to Teresa Turner at tturner@life-source.org or 612.800.6288 by Monday, February 15th.


Additional trainings will be offered throughout our service area this year. Watch for more information as dates and locations are confirmed.

Eye Donation Expansion

LifeSource ND, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Announce Eye Donation Expansion
Collaboration means better service for healthcare providers, patients, families and communities in North Dakota

When you walk into Altru Health System, you can’t help but notice the Our Living Legacy wall in honor of organ, eye and tissue donors. Launched in April 2014, the display was the first in the state recognizing the gifts of life and sight through a permanent installation. It’s the same dedication and leadership that prompted the hospital to be the first in the state to partner with LifeSource North Dakota to provide full service, locally-focused organ, eye and tissue donation options to their patients and families.

The new service model is made possible through a collaboration of LifeSource North Dakota and Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. LifeSource North Dakota has served the state since 1989 through organ donation and since 1999 in tissue donation; Minnesota Lions Eye Bank has more than 55 years of eye donation service in the state. The new partnership in North Dakota means joining together two strong, locally-focused organizations to better meet the needs of the generous North Dakotans who say yes to donation. Nearly three out of four North Dakotans are registered donors.

“North Dakotans are incredibly generous and the state has one of the highest donation rates in the country, and we are honored to help fulfill the generous decisions of the patients and families who choose to save and heal lives through the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation,” shared Susan Gunderson, CEO of LifeSource North Dakota, and Raylene Streed, Executive Director of Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, in a joint statement. “Our partnership means greater efficiency and service for our healthcare partners and a stronger donation program for the generous people who place their trust in us to be stewards of their gifts of life and sight.”

“Altru Health System’s mission is improving health and enriching life,” said Dave Molmen, Altru Health System CEO. “That means partnering with organizations that best share our dedication to world-class service and bring strength and compassion to our community. Our strengthened partnership in donation will allow us to provide the best possible care to patients and families who choose donation.”


LifeSource, founded in 1989, is the non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest, serving communities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. For more information, visit www.Life-Source.org.

Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, founded in 1960, serves eye donors and family members from Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin, and provides donor eye tissue for transplant, research and medical education locally, nationally and internationally.  Learn more at www.MnLionsEyeBank.org.

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