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Organ donor nonprofit HQ to be transplanted to new site

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The regional nonprofit that procures organs and tissues for transplants plans to break ground in September for a new headquarters building on the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune reports that LifeSource, which employs almost 125 people, began looking for a site for a new complex in 2010. Their $18.7 million, 40,000-square-foot building will be constructed on 4.8 acres and will include a memorial garden for donor families.

The Business Journal previously reported that the nonprofit spent 14 years in leased space at at 2550 W. University Ave. in St. Paul.

The West River Road site is currently occupied by an older office-warehouse building and a vacant lot. LifeSource used state and county grants to ready the area, which was previously used by railroads.

LifeSource is the sole federally designated organization in Minnesota and the Dakotas to locate organ donors, then match them with recipients and manage the surgical recovery teams.

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