Updated: Jan 23, 2020
There are currently more than 2 million people registered as organ donors in Kentucky, and more than 99 percent of them joined the Kentucky Registry at their local Circuit Court Clerks’ Office.
Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL), said she truly appreciates the registry additions from each county and the financial support to the TFL that residents from across the state give while doing driver’s license business at local offices.
“We are so grateful for our partnership with these dedicated and compassionate public servants,” she said. “We no longer sign the back of our license, so it is most important that people add the heart on their license and register as an organ donor.”
Residents also can join online at donatelifeky.org
Ellen Lindsey, the Circuit Court Clerk for Meade County, said that supporting the Trust for Life’s mission is one of the best parts of the job.
“We want to continue to ask each customer about joining the registry and about making a donation to support the Trust for Life. It is an honor to be a part of this mission that saves lives in the Bluegrass State.”
In Meade County in 2019, 753 names were added to the Registry, and $4967.5 was given to the Trust for Life through public donations at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. In total, 13765 Meade residents are on the lifesaving donor registry.
Kentucky resident Alex Berrios is a kidney recipient who definitely loves second chances and feels grateful for what he has received.
“I am a registered donor because I know what it’s like to need a second chance at life,” he said. “This amazing gift has given me the opportunity to be a father. My kidney disease has given me an opportunity to give back to the local community in educating and advocating for individuals who have Chronic Kidney Disease. "
Currently, 953 Kentuckians are currently waiting on a life-saving transplant, while many more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants. Nationally, more than 113,000 people are awaiting a second chance at life through organ donation, and sadly 22 people died each day while waiting.
For more information, call 1-866-945-5433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.trustforlife.org.
About the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life –
The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ and tissue donors to save lives. TFL was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks.