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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.

  • March 03, 2021 in Stories

    Matt’s Story

    Matt’s generous decision to be a donor was transformed into a legacy of hope and healing for 76 people. Men and women, adults and children, coast to coast—all living with a gift from him.

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  • March 02, 2021 in Stories

    Power of Yes: Anna Pays It Forward for Her Liver Donor

    By simply looking at Anna, it is impossible to know that she almost didn’t live past two-years-old. She would not be here without the generosity of a stranger.

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  • February 22, 2021 in About Donation

    What is Directed Donation?

    Directed donation is when a donor – or a deceased donor’s family – specifically chooses who will receive the transplant.

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  • February 15, 2021 in News, Stories

    Married First Responders Who Make Miracles Happen

    Beginning a career in the field of organ donation is life-changing for any individual lucky enough to participate. One job changed everything for two front-line workers, Bethany (Kolb) and Travis Nolt.

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  • February 11, 2021 in News

    National Donor Day

    Sharing the message of donation is a small step anyone can take to help save and heal lives. National Donor Day is an entire day dedicated to doing just that! Join us on February 14th to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue 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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