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Ambassador Spotlight – David McFarland

More than 250 Donate Life Ambassadors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin selflessly share their time and personal stories about donation and transplant so that people in our communities can make a decision about registering to be a donor.

David McFarland, Excelsior, MN

What is your connection to donation and/or transplantation?
Father of a donor Alex McFarland

How long have you been a LifeSource Donate Life Ambassador?
Since December 2019

What are some of the volunteer activities you do as a Donate Life Ambassador?
Attend and participate in presentations to driver’s ed classes, high school classes and healthcare.

Favorite memory or experience while volunteering as a Donate Life Ambassador.
Participating in presentations to new nurses at Methodist Hospital… where all 4 of my children were born between 1997 and 2003.

Personal facts you would like to share: family, hobbies, etc.
Three kids (2 living), 4 golden retrievers, began fostering rescue dogs for RAGOM starting in 2018, have fostered 2 momma dogs for RAGOM with most recent one had a litter of 12 puppies… had 15 dogs in our house for a period of 12 weeks (Nov 2019 thru Jan. 2020), love the outdoors and our cabin in northern MN (40 acres on the Willow River).

Any advice for other Ambassadors?
Share your story. It means so much to those listening, and keeps the memory of the donor “alive.”