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2018 Numbers Illustrate Impact

LifeSource is among 41 of the 58 organ procurement organizations who tied or set new records for the number of generous individuals who said yes to donation.

Despite LifeSource’s progress in donation registrations, for the sixth year in a row, the United States set a record for the number of deceased organ donors in 2018.

2018 in Numbers

  • 184 organ donors → 567 organ transplants
  • 673 tissue donors → 50,000 potential lives healed
  • 223 eye donors → 326 corneas transplanted

LifeSource’s increase is attributed to the generosity of donors, their families and the dedication of the LifeSource team. In addition to the record tied for the number of organ donors and the record set for tissue donors, LifeSource expanded its programs to include eye donation and provided the gift of sight through cornea transplantation.

Even with the generosity of donor family members and the continued efforts of LifeSource and partner organizations, nearly 3,400 people in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota continue to wait for a life-saving transplant. You can help by registering to be a donor, sharing your decision with your loved ones and encouraging others to support these precious gifts.