Skip to main content

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 organ donations tthose desperately awaiting the transplant. 

Why Donation Matters

Eye, tissue and organ donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 17 People die each day waiting for an organ 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 Donation Works

The organ 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. 

Child and Butterfly

The Latest from LifeSource

Check out the latest updates, news, stories and more.

  • March 23, 2023 in About Donation, Registration

    The Legal (and Practical) Reasons to Register as an Organ Donor

    Organ donation is a generous, selfless gift. Choosing to register as an organ donor is a legal decision, like a will or advanced directive.

    Read More
  • May 09, 2023 in Industry & Innovation, Our Experts

    Saving More Lives Through Innovation at LifeSource

    Even in a time of change in our organization and in the healthcare world – we saw growth as we continued to provide compassionate, people-focused care.

    Read More
  • May 05, 2023 in Registration

    Minnesota Fishing Opener!

    Applying for your fishing license?
    Check the box to register as a donor when you apply online.

    Read More
  • May 04, 2023 in About Donation, Industry & Innovation, News, Our Experts

    Relentlessly Focusing to Save More Lives

    In December 2019, The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) issued new performance metrics for organ procurement organizations (OPOs), like LifeSource. The intent is to assess performance and drive improvement.

    Read More
  • April 26, 2023 in Stories

    Mother Reflects on Organ Donation That Saved Her Son’s Life

    LifeSource Ambassador, and mother, Sara Beattie, shares her son’s journey and the gift that kept her family whole.

    Read More
Donate Life Logo LifeSource Campaign

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.

Stay Up-to-Date

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

The LifeSource newsletter is your connection to everything happening in the world of donation in the Upper Midwest!