"We are deeply humbled and honored to serve a community that supports the mission of donation. Thanks to this support and the dedication of our team and partners, 2018 was a remarkably impactful year."
—Susan Gunderson, LifeSource CEO
Our communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin say YES to donation at a far greater rate than the national average of 58%. That’s how we saw 567 organs transplanted, 326 corneas transplanted, and over 50,000+ tissue grafts shared in our region.*
Just one person’s generous gift of donation can heal up to 75 lives. Still, over 3,300 people continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant in our region. Our mission to save lives and offer hope and healing is as important as ever.
* Some donors gave the gift of both organs and eyes or tissue, which means the number of organ, eye and tissue donors adds up to a sum greater than the total number of LifeSource donors.
people waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Partner Transplant Programs
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
University of Minnesota Health Transplant Services
Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Intestine, Islets
Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Vascularized Composite Allografts
(Sioux Falls, SD)
Kidney, Liver, Pancreas
Sanford Transplant Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
2225 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tel: 612.800.6100 · Toll-Free: 1.888.536.6283 · Fax: 612.800.6331
LifeSource is a private, nonprofit organization and all charitable contributions are tax deductible.
Philanthropic gifts may be made by check (payable to LifeSource) or online through our secure website. For more information about making a charitable gift or including LifeSource in your estate plan, please contact Laura Kelly Lovdahl.
Upper Midwest Organ
Federal Tax ID 36-3584029