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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 01, 2020 in News, Our Experts

    Urgent: Face Masks Needed

    We are officially collecting homemade masks for our funeral home partners in dire need throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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  • March 31, 2020 in About Donation, News

    30-Day #ShareYourHeart Challenge

    Every April, we celebrate National Donate Life Month to honor those that have saved lives with the gift of donation. Instead of in-person events this year, we’re celebrating virtually through a #ShareYourHeart challenge. You can help saves lives by promoting organ, eye and tissue donation.

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  • March 25, 2020 in About Donation, News

    How is COVID-19 Impacting Donation?

    Like many other organizations, LifeSource is experiencing a variety of challenges due to the pandemic, but we still continue our work to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

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  • March 17, 2020 in News

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from LifeSource

    During this coronavirus pandemic, LifeSource continues saving lives through donation and supporting donor families. Read more about we’re doing to keep our team safe and donation operations strong.

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  • March 12, 2020 in News

    Celebrating the work of our Ambassadors in 2019!

    Thank you to all our LifeSource Donate Life Ambassadors for your work in helping LifeSource reach a donor designation rate of 70% for our service area in 2019!

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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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