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Team MN-DAK

Honor the Journey

Team MN-DAK consists of athletes and support members who participate in various events at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America. Our athletes hail from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin and have received an organ, bone marrow, tissue or corneal transplant or are a living donor.

By competing in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, we honor our donors, donor families and celebrate life. Celebrate your donor(s) precious gifts and show what more life has given you. 

What does it mean to be on Team MN-DAK?

Team MN-DAK members are expected to:

  • Attend and contribute to quarterly meetings (either in Minneapolis at the LifeSource office or via conference call)
  • Fill out a Gallery of Hope submission to be posted on our website
  • Share your own story with your community to encourage support for donation and transplantation and to increase the number of people who register as a donor
  • Submit a team membership fee of $150 by March 2020
  • Fundraise. Although not required, fundraising provides funding for continuing the mission of Team MN-DAK and helps offset the costs of attending the Games.
  • Cheer on and support fellow teammates at the Transplant Games of America!
Team MN-DAK Winners

Very simply put, my transplant experience was like going from feeling that life was ending to knowing my life had a new beginning. Although I don’t know who my donor is, I’m trying to pay respect to them and their family for the gift they gave by making the most of every day. Encouraging donation and education for a healthier lifestyle are two ways of doing this.

Previous Team MN-DAK Member

2020 Transplant Games Donor Family Sponsorship

LifeSource will proudly sponsor the participation of one donor family from our area at the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games of America (the Games) in Meadowlands, NJ, July 17 – 22, 2020. Sponsorship includes travel, accommodations and meals for two members of a donor family.

Through this open application process, we are asking you to formally notify us of your interest in applying for the LifeSource sponsorship for the 2020 Transplant Games.

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming events for Team MN-DAK will be posted here.

Have Questions?

Please email teammndak@life-source.org or reach out to our Team MN-DAK coaches:

About Transplant Games of America

Transplant Games is a festival-style event produced by the Transplant Life Foundation for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients.

More than an athletic event, the Donate Life Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.