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Staying Home? 5 Ways You Can Help

If you’re not on the front lines, you can still help others during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As we see hospital staff, grocery store clerks, mail carriers and other essential workers put themselves at risk, many of us are left wondering how we can help.  

5 Ways You Can Help

Here are 5 ways you can make a big difference in your community without leaving home. Some take less than 2 minutes. Do one or do them all. Every act of generosity helps.  

  1. #ShareYourHeart. Participate in fun, family-friendly activities to celebrate the selfless act of organ, eye and tissue donation and brighten someone’s day during the 30-Day #ShareYourHeart challenge. Running now through April 30.  
  2. Register. With many local DMVs closed, another way people can register as an organ donor is online. This simple step takes 2 minutes and can save lives. Share your decision and encourage friends and family to register too.
  3. #Couch2Cure: Joining the Be The Match Registry® means volunteering to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of any patient in need of a transplant. Sign up Join.bethematch.org
  4. Use your sewing skills: LifeSource is collecting homemade masks for our hospital and funeral home partners in dire need throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Mail them in or drop them off in a plastic bag at:  

LifeSource
ATTN: Mask Project
2225 West River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

  1. Schedule an appointment to give blood. Blood banks need your help! Schedule an appointment today with American Red Cross or Memorial Blood Centers.