About KODA

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network.Learn More

About The Registry

People can save lives by signing up to become organ-tissue donors through state registries. Legislation passed in 2006 enables KY residents to have their wishes documented through the KY Organ Donor Registry.Learn More

Upcoming Events

The Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) participates and promotes organ donor events throughout the state and region. Please keep checking our website to see what events are coming soon.Learn More

Contact KODA

KODA has several offices including Louisville, Lexington , Bowling Green, Paducah, and Huntington, WV.  We service 114 counties in Kentucky, 4 counties in Indiana and 2 counties in West Virginia.Contact Us

 

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Save Lives! Join The Registry Today 

DL Kentucky RGBThe easiest way for an individual to document their wish to save lives through organ donation is to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, where one’s wishes regarding donation will be carried out as requested.  By joining the Registry, an individual’s wishes are documented electronically in a safe and secure database. Joining the donor registry could potentially save or enhance the lives of up to 50 individuals.

For Kentuckians, joining the Kentucky Donor Registry is as easy as logging on the secure website www.donatelifeky.org or signing up when you renew your driver’s license, request the donor heart symbol on your license – see symbol to the right. The Donor Registry enables your family members to know that you have chosen to save and enhance lives through donation.  Kentucky has “First Person Consent” laws in effect, meaning that the wishes of an individual will be carried out as requested.

Up to seven lives can be saved with the donation of the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and pancreas, and up to fifty lives can be enhanced with tissue donation, including restoring sight, helping burn victims and enhancing mobility through spinal and other surgeries.

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Get the NEW donor heart symbol the next time you renew your license. It is the best way to document your wishes so your family members know that you have chosen to save and enhance lives through donation.