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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. ALifeSource, we are the first responders making organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation a reality. 

We receive the call about a potential donor, meet with grieving families to discuss donation, then transport organs tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

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Why Donation Matters

Donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 20 People die each day waiting for a transplant
  • 75 1 donor can heal more than 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 26, 2021 in About Donation

    What Is Tissue Donation?

    One tissue donor can heal the lives of more than 75 people. That’s a lot of people to help just by checking a box.

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  • July 25, 2021 in Community, Stories

    A Small Town Makes a Big Impact

    In the small northwestern Minnesota town of Oklee, population 435, a long five-hour drive from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, countless lives have been forever changed for the better by the actions of one transplant recipient and his family.

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  • July 20, 2021 in About Donation, Stories

    Taylor Winkel, Tissue Recipient and LifeSource First Responder

    In 2008, Taylor Winkel tore her ACL while playing basketball – a devastating injury that impacted her ability to play her favorite sport. During her consults with various surgeons, she was given three different surgical options. This was the first time she was really introduced to tissue donation.

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  • July 15, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    What is a Surgical Recovery Coordinator?

    Have you ever wondered how recovered organs get to their recipients? Here at LifeSource we have an entire team that specializes in the recovery and transportation of gifts.

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  • July 13, 2021 in News

    5 Easy Ways to Make a Difference with the Golf Classic Silent Auction

    The LifeSource Golf Classic is our largest fundraising event for the year. This year, we hope to raise $200,000 for education and outreach programs and donor families’ support resources. Will you help us reach that goal?

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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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