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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.

  • April 12, 2021 in Stories

    Andrea’s Story

    Andrea is a 16 year old from Corsica, South Dakota who saved lives through donation after her death in the fall of 2011.

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  • April 10, 2021 in About Donation, Hospital Professionals, Our Experts

    What is a Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony?

    Have you ever driven by or seen a Donate Life flag flying at a local hospital? When a donation case occurs, a Donate Flag is often flown for 24 hours to honor the gift of the life the individual gave through organ, eye or tissue donation.

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  • April 09, 2021 in Our Experts

    Tips to Prepare for Your Virtual Interview

    COVID has made a huge impact on employment. There are many qualified job seekers who are now on the hunt for new opportunities. Virtual interviewing is the new normal – and it takes just as much preparation and practice as in-person interviews.

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  • April 08, 2021 in About Donation

    What Is a Ventilator?

    Ventilator, breathing machine, ventilated support, respirator, mechanical support, mechanical ventilator. It’s called many things but what is it and why is it so important for critically ill or injured patients?

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  • April 06, 2021 in Stories

    Thanks to His Donor, Keegan Received A Second Chance

    Keegan was born with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia, typically diagnosed a few weeks after birth. The only thing that would save his life: an organ transplant.

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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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