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About Donate Life

We’re champions of hope.

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What is Donate Life?

Donate Life is the national brand for the cause of donation that aims to motivate the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and manages the National Donate Life Registry at

Over the past 30 years, Donate Life America and the Donate Life Community have registered 170 million organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States.

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The Donation Process

Have you ever wondered how donation works? Learn more about the steps behind the organ donation process, the role of organ procurement organizations, their partnership with transplant centers across the country, and how families are supported every step of the way.

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About LifeSource and Donate Life

LifeSource – At the heart of organ donation.

Donate Life Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota are state-based donor registry websites managed by LifeSource, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest.

LifeSource serves the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin. A team of passionate and committed first responders, the LifeSource team specializes in the process of organ donation so that transplants reach waiting recipients, supports donor families and inspires people in communities across the upper Midwest to register as donors.

About the Campaign

The Check the Box campaign features real people from our communities who are personally impacted by donation and transplantation, as well as supporters who believe that registering to be a donor is important. Donation begins with a conversation, and we aim to spark life-saving conversations about donation and transplantation and share the message that everyone should register as a donor – a decision that saves and heals lives.

The People Behind This Campaign

Our campaign participants have backgrounds and experiences that illustrate everyone can register as an organ, eye and tissue donor and we hope our community members see themselves reflected in this campaign. And while 70% of participants have been personally impacted by donation, a personal connection to donation is not a requirement to register – many people in our community register as a donor simply because they believe it’s the right choice.