(LOUISVILLE, KY, Jan. 19, 2021) – Despite a global pandemic, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates has once again broken their record of saving and enhancing lives facilitating over 1,000 heroic organ, tissue, and cornea donors in 2020. The nonprofit organ procurement organization and their hardworking staff supported more donor families’ decisions than ever before — 178 deceased organ donors resulted in 535 organs being transplanted, which translates to over 500 lives saved, and 575 tissue donors generously healed thousands of lives with their gifts. This . . .
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 . . .
Organ donation. These words can carry a different weight dependent on the person you are asking. Some people only associate with the question when they receive their driver’s license. Then for people like myself, it means a new shot at life and infinite gratitude to those who decide to donate theirs. I was 15 years old when I was diagnosed with a rare heart disease called Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. I was fortunate enough to maintain a stable status and live a . . .
Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life Announces Kentucky’s Organ Donation Registry Surpasses The 2 Million Mark
A milestone for the thousands of Kentuckians waiting on lifesaving donations During a riveting and at times emotional press conference held in Lexington this morning, Trust for Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has over two million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, which all support lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation and education. “This is a monumental moment for the . . .
Save the Date: May 13 Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life Non-profit will host a Press Conference for a Milestone Announcement
A history-making announcement on the heels of the passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 77 Organ Donor Registration Expansion Signed into Law by Governor Bevin in March WHAT: Trust for Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, will hold a press conference to announce a truly historical moment for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, all of which support the lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation education. WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. EDT WHERE: Embassy Suites by . . .
SAVE THE DATE: April 9th Bearno’s Pizza Honors Registered Organ Donors, Donor Families, and Recipients with a 15% Give Back Day
Who: Bearno’s Pizza, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life When: April 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. What: Donate Life Day at nine Bearno’s Pizza locations will give 15% of all sales back to supporting the mission of organ donation throughout Kentucky for ONE DAY ONLY Why: To recognize the life-saving mission of organ donation throughout our community. Bearno’s hopes to increase awareness of the need for people to register, thank those that . . .
February is American Heart Month and I want to share a special firsthand account as a parent of a very young donor recipient. My little girl’s whose life was forever changed thanks to a heartfelt donation. “I am writing to share the story of my daughter Eleanor, who is alive today because of an organ donor.She was born with multiple congenital heart defects. A team of doctors determined that her only option was a heart transplant. At 10 days old, . . .
February 14th is National Donor Day, which aims to serve as a reminder of the importance of discussing the lifesaving possibilities of organ and tissue donation. Thanks to the Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky, showing the heart on your driver’s license is the perfect way to start a conversation about love and legacy. Melissa Cardwell, Butler Co. Circuit Court Clerk said, “We encourage everyone to use National Donor Day to discuss organ donation with those closest to you. Joining the . . .
November is a month of giving THANKS! It is a time that many take the time to enjoy family and friends and to remember all the “Good Things” in their life! Every November begins a new season of “giving,” and it is also a time that many around the world recognize as the “Donor Sabbath” month. During the National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to increase awareness. . . .
Currently, there are 116,000+ men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Every day 22 people die waiting with someone new added to the organ donor list every 10 minutes. One of those is Courtney, and this is her story. My name is Courtney Thompson, I’m 23 years old and on the waiting list for a double lung transplant. I have Cystic Fibrosis, a progressive genetic lung disease, and to beat it I’ll need a . . .