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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 an orchestra; 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.

  • December 29, 2019 in Stories

    Tribute to Trinidad: A Hero Who Lifted an Entire Community

    Trinidad was a leader who saved lives. And, when he applied for his first driver’s license, he made sure his status as an organ donor was on it.

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  • December 26, 2019 in Stories

    A Second Chance

    Tim, and his wife Bonnie, give thanks today – and every day – to Tim’s donor and their family for his second chance at life.

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  • December 25, 2019 in About Donation

    A Guide to Sensitive Language

    Language plays an important role in the misconceptions and fears about organ, eye and tissue donation.

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  • September 18, 2019 in News

    A Record-Setting 24th Annual Golf Classic!

    A big thank you to everyone who made the 24th annual LifeSource Golf Classic a huge success!

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  • August 26, 2019 in Stories

    Historic “Heart Flight” Honored at Fargo Air Museum

    Over thirty years ago, an F4 fighter jet delivered a life-saving heart transplant from Fargo to San Francisco.

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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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