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FAQs for Families Considering Donation

Get answers to your donation questions.

Thank you for considering organ, eye and tissue donation. Here you can find more information, learn about the impact and explore stories about how saying yes to donation can help save and heal lives today and in the future.

About Donation

Learn how the donation process works.

From start to finish, LifeSource is the medical and support team that will be here for you every step of the way. We work with our partners at the hospital, transplant centers, funeral homes and in the community to make the process as easy as possible and ensure you get the care and support you need.

 

Find more answers so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

Here are some additional questions we’re frequently asked by people in similar situations considering donation. Still have questions? Just let us know and we’ll be happy to provide more resources and answer your specific questions.

Make a decision based in facts.

There are many questions and myths around organ, eye and tissue donation. The short videos below will give you the facts. It’s important to know that regardless of age, race, religion, or previous health conditions your loved one can still share the gift of life based on their unique indicators and the potential for a life-saving match with somebody on the waiting list.

Am I healthy enough to be a donor?

Does race play a role in organ, eye or tissue donation?

Which religions support organ, eye and tissue donation?

Am I too old to be a donor?

Celebrate your loved one’s legacy.

If you say yes to donation, you will receive support from LifeSource in the months and years to come as you begin your grief and healing journey. We’ll share resources, invitations to remembrance events and opportunities to connect with other grieving families whose loved ones gave the gift of life. We also provide opportunities to recognize and pay tribute to the gifts of donation, which you can explore below:

Who We Are

At LifeSource, we’re a passionate and committed team of first responders who specialize in the process of organ donation. Our role is to ensure that transplants reach waiting recipients, that donor families and close ones are supported, and provide information to people in communities across the upper Midwest about the power of being a registered donor.

Our team works with nearly 300 hospitals and 9 regional transplant centers in our three-state service area to ensure every donor and family that wants to donate one’s organs, eyes and tissues has the opportunity to do so.

Learn more about the organization and team.

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We’re here to help.

Your donation liaison can answer any questions you may have and is here to support you along the way. To talk with them, refer to the card they gave you with their phone number or reach out to your nurse.