August 27, 2020
Aug 27

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES IS ON TRACK TO SAVE MORE LIVES THAN EVER DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Since January 2020, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) has saved and healed the lives of nearly 19,200 individuals through the gift of life. KODA, the federally designated organ procurement organization serves the majority of Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Huntington, WV.  KODA has continued to recover and allocate organs and tissue for transplantation to those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of August 20, 2020, KODA has honored the wishes of 112 organ donors, resulting in the recovery and transplantation . . .

August 19, 2020
Aug 19

Meet David Pendleton, Oldham County Kentucky Coroner

With over 30 years of experience as a dedicated public servant, David Pendleton was appointed Oldham County Coroner in September 2017.  A proud Oldham County, Kentucky native, he has lived in the Westport community since 2000. As a tissue recipient, Pendleton has a unique perspective on life which positively affects his responsibilities as coroner. Pendleton comes from a family of Law Enforcement professionals; his father was a retired Lieutenant with the Jefferson County Police and two of his brothers retired from . . .

August 12, 2020
Aug 12

Meet Daviess County Coroner: Jeff Jones Exceptional advocate for organ and tissue donation

Jeff Jones has served as Daviess County Coroner for the past 10 years. Born and raised in Daviess County, Kentucky, he graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.   Jeff began his career as a patrol deputy with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office in 1985, and in 1994 was re-assigned as a Detective within the Sheriff’s Office. Five years later he was promoted to Chief of Investigation, supervising the daily operations of criminal cases, including narcotics. In . . .

July 28, 2020
Jul 28

COVID-19: Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, ourselves and our donation partners are concerned about the safety and well-being of our donor families, colleagues, transplant patients, partners, and the many friends who make up our vibrant multi-state family. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures in the attempt to slow its spread. Since we cannot all be together . . .

July 27, 2020
Jul 27

KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFECONTINUE NEED FOR ORGAN DONATION REGISTRATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Kentucky can help those in need as transplant waiting list numbers continue to rise Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) continues its mission to register as many people as possible to its various organ donation platforms, as well as other ways to support their efforts. While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how each of us lives our daily lives, they stress that everyone can still register as a donor both safely and efficiently. Here’s how: ·      Online 24/7 at www.donatelifeky.org ·      At the Kentucky Online Gateway website at http://bit.ly/kyonlinegateway, . . .

June 15, 2020
Jun 15

KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE ANNOUNCES HENRY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK GINA LYLE AS ITS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT FOR THE 2020-21 TERM Succeeds Butler County’s Melissa Cardwell

Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life (TFL) is delighted to announce its new 2020-21 Board President, Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle. Lyle began her career in the Circuit Clerks Office in 1988 and became Henry County’s Circuit Clerk in July 2012. Shortly thereafter she became active on the Trust for Life Board as her passion for the mission of organ donation began in the early 1990s when one of her bailiffs and dear friend, Lin Powell was . . .

June 4, 2020
Jun 4

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Honors Donate Life Mission

PRESTONSBURG, KY. June 4, 2020.  On Monday, June 1, 2020, Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center raised the Donate Life flag in remembrance of all organ, tissue, and cornea donors. In partnership with the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), ARH’s Community Chief Executive Officer, Tim A. Hatfield and Don Willis, a previous Highlands ARH employee, a KODA Ambassador and kidney recipient, assisted in orchestrating the event.  This event was Highlands ARH’s first Donate Life flag raising. The hospital intends to  host a flag . . .

May 21, 2020
May 21

ANNOUNCING THE DONATE LIFE 2020 KENTUCKY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE

MEDIA CONTACTS:                                                                                Erin Jones, in.Mode Marketing LLC, [email protected], 502.774.0767Crysta McGee, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, [email protected], 502.415.0350 ANNOUNCING THE DONATE LIFE 2020 KENTUCKY WORKPLACE CHALLENGEA statewide program to inform and engage businesses and organizations about the importance of organ, cornea and tissue donation, along with an array of prizes and recognition opportunities Thursday, May 21, 2020, Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) are thrilled to announce the kickoff of its Donate Life 2020 . . .

March 25, 2020
Mar 25

APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

Annual awareness campaign across the Commonwealth and the U.S. raises understanding and urgency around the importance of organ donation Each April National Donate Life Month we celebrate, a ramped-up, month-long initiative to focus attention on the life and death issues surrounding organ/tissue donation and transplantation. Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) partner with Donate Life America (DLA) to share the importance of donor registration, to honor deceased and living donors, and celebrate . . .

March 16, 2020
Mar 16

Calloway County Circuit Clerk receives a Platinum Level Award from Donate Life Kentucky

Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk, Tom Grantz, has been honored for his volunteer efforts in promoting the mission of helping others through organ and tissue donation. Grantz was among fifteen Donate Life Ambassadors honored at a special dinner. The Platinum Award signifies the number of hours a volunteer has spent spreading the mission. He earned this award based on the number of hours he volunteered in 2019.  He works as a part-time deputy clerk with Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk Linda . . .