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Donor Families

Receive support, hope and healing.

As a donor family member you will receive support from LifeSource in the months and years to come, including invitations to remembrance events and opportunities to connect with other grieving families whose loved ones gave the gift of life.

We are here to support you as you navigate this journey of grief and healing. Please contact us at any time by calling 1-888-536-6283 or by emailing us at familyservices@life-source.org.

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Legacy Opportunities

Explore these opportunities to recognize and pay tribute to your loved one’s selfless act.

How to Write to a Loved One’s Transplant Recipients

The decision to write to your loved one’s recipient(s) is a very personal and powerful experience.

Donor families sometimes choose to write to transplant recipients to share information about themselves and their loved one. For some families, sharing with their loved one’s transplant recipient(s) helps them in their grief journey. We encourage you to write if and when it feels right for you.

Support Resources

It’s our mission to support donor families.

Stories of Donation

  • 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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  • 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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  • May 05, 2019 in Stories

    Mary Jo’s Ride to a New Heart

    After 14 years of battling heart disease, Mary Jo was told her only option for survival was to receive a heart transplant.

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We’re here for you.

Our Donor Family Advocates, Jill Halimi and Heather Schmitt, are here to help you as you navigate your grief journey. Please contact them with any questions or concerns, or if you just need to talk with someone.

Donate Life Logo LifeSource Campaign

We salute those who champion life.

Donate Life Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota are state-based donor registry websites managed by LifeSource. 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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