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A total of 2.6 million Minnesotans, or 63 percent, are registered as organ, eye and tissue donors, a 13 percent increase over the last three years. Nationally, 45 percent are donors.

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Nearly 63 percent of Minnesotans are registered as organ, eye and tissue donors.

That number has increased 13 percent over the last three years.


It’s a proud achievement for the Minnesota Department of Safety (DPS) and its partnerships with three non-profit organizations: LifeSource, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank and American Donor Services.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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