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

15th Annual U of L vs. UK “Gift of Life Challenge”


  • For the past fifteen years, supporters of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have competed in the “Gift of Life Challenge”, a contest sponsored by the Donate Life Kentucky Coalition.
  • The “Gift of Life Challenge” is a friendly competition that encourages students, faculty, staff and fans to sign up as organ donors by joining the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.
  • There are almost 1,000 Kentuckians awaiting a life-saving organ transplant, and 124,000 waiting nationwide.
  • The “Gift of Life Challenge” trophy will be presented at center court at Rupp Arena prior to tip-off at the annual UK-UofL basketball game on December 26 to representatives of the University who registers the most individuals who provide HOPE to others.
  • The 2015 Gift of Life Challenge will run through December 11, 2015, so show your team support and help save lives by registering today at DONATELIFEKY.ORG!

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Sign Up Today on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry!  www.donatelifeky.org

Donate Life License Plate Available Now at Your County Clerk’s Office! Get Yours and Help Spread Awareness!  



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 Heart 


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.