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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.

  • October 23, 2020 in LifeSource Golf Classic, News

    Because of You: Cheers to a successful 25th LifeSource Golf Classic!

    To everyone who golfed, supported the event and volunteered their time: You make more stories possible. Thank you!

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  • October 22, 2020 in News

    Estate Planning: A Decision That Can’t Wait

    Creating a will and estate plan and reviewing it periodically, as you and your family’s needs change over time is a powerful way to reflect your values and share your legacy.

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  • October 21, 2020 in About Donation

    Heartbeat in a Bottle Honors Loved Ones After Donation

    These small tokens we give have become a tangible way for us to acknowledge and honor the lives of our donors, in the midst of their deaths.

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  • October 12, 2020 in News, Our Experts

    Are You Wearing your Mask Properly?

    Our Chief Clinical Officer, Julie Kemink, shares tips for maximum mask effectiveness.

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  • October 06, 2020 in Stories

    From the Brink of Loss to the Heights of Joy – Grace’s Story

    At one point, Jenny and Mike O’Masta prayed for more time for their tiny daughter. Now, they can hug her, kiss her, and even give her time outs. She’s normal—and even a little naughty sometimes, just like any other little kid.

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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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