Why Donation Matters
people die each day waiting for a transplant
1 donor can heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation
1 donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation
Right now, around 3,200 people in our community are waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Registering to be a donor is an important step, however, becoming a donor is rare. Only 1% of people will meet the extensive criteria that allows one to donate.
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 is one of 57 organ procurement organizations (OPO) in the United States – each OPO has its own designated service area to facilitate the organ donation and transplantation process.