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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.

  • July 30, 2020 in About Donation

    Can I Donate if I’m HIV+?

    Thanks to the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE ACT), enacted on November, 21st 2013, it is possible for people who are HIV+ to become organ donors.

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  • July 27, 2020 in Ambassadors

    Ambassador Spotlight – Steve Romenesko

    More than 250 Donate Life Ambassadors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin selflessly share their personal stories about donation and transplant so that people in our communities can make a decision about registering to be a donor.

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  • July 23, 2020 in About Donation, News

    Opt-In vs. Opt-Out

    Around the world, approaches to organ donation vary widely. The concept of an opt-out system sounds strong on the surface, but research shows that an opt-in system is likely to produce the most donors.

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  • July 21, 2020 in About Donation

    Coping with Grief

    Healing from the loss of a loved one is an individual process and looks different for everyone. There are a few key tools in coping with grief that can be helpful to beginning this journey.

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  • July 15, 2020 in About Donation, Our Partners

    How is COVID-19 Impacting Eye Donation?

    Eye donation provides the gift of sight to those in need of a transplant. Recently, there have been challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic that have affected eye donation.

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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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