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1203, 2019

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL) Announce Date for “Gift of Life” Summit 2019

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Summit will take place in Lexington on April 25 (LEXINGTON – March 12, 2019) – The “Gift of Life” Summit event will be held on Thursday, April 25, in Lexington, Ky., at the Embassy Suites. The Summit celebrates saving lives through organ donation and healing lives through tissue donation. “This is a brand-new opportunity for KODA and TFL to meet and greet with hospital partners, Circuit Clerks, Coroners, volunteers from around our service area,” said Shelley Snyder, KODA’s Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and TFL Executive Director. “It will be a day filled with inspirational stories and education – [...]

803, 2019

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES & CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE ANNOUNCE SIGANGE OF KENTUCKY SENATE BILL 77 INTO LAW

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (KCCCTFL) are thrilled to announce that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 77 (SB77) into law on Tuesday, March 5, which expands the state’s organ and tissue donor registration to its single sign-on system next January 1. Sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams, starting in 2020 Kentuckians will have the option of registering as organ donors when they log on to the Kentucky Online Gateway website at http://bit.ly/kyonlinegateway, a repository for state services. Currently most residents register as organ donors when they renew their driver’s licenses [...]

2702, 2019

STATEMENT FROM KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE (TFL) & KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA) On Kentucky SB77

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(Louisville, KY- February 27, 2019)– TODAY theHouse passed SB77.  This groundbreaking bill will amend KRS 311.1947 to expand organ donor registration to the Commonwealth's single sign-on system and will become effective January 1, 2020. KODA and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life have worked extensively with Senator Julie Raque Adams on this bill to grow the Donor Registry.  The new 8-year Kentucky driver’s license impact on the registry had put the number of registrations at serious risk.  Currently, The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks see about 1 million people per year and with the longer renewal cycle, that number could [...]

2102, 2019

KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE & KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA) KENTUCKY SENATE BILL 77 PASSED THE HOUSE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) are excited to announce Kentucky Senate Bill 77 passed unanimously in the House Committee for Health and Family Services. This groundbreaking bill will amend KRS 311.1947 to expand organ donor registration to the Commonwealth's single sign-on system and will become effective January 1, 2020. KODA and Trust For Life have worked extensively with Senator Julie Raque Adams on this bill to grow the Donor Registry.  The new 8-year Kentucky driver’s license impact on the registry had put the number of registrations at serious risk.  Currently, The [...]

1302, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Eleanor

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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, Eleanor’s name was added to the national waiting list. After a 2-month wait, when she was 10 weeks old, she [...]

602, 2019

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES & KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE KENTUCKY SENATE BILL 77 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bill to expand the Commonwealth’s Organ Donor Registration sponsored by Kentucky State Senator Julie Raque Adams (Louisville, KY- February 6, 2019) – Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life are thrilled to announce Kentucky Senate Bill 77 passed unanimously out of the Senate Health and Welfare Committeethis morning. This groundbreaking bill will amend KRS 311.1947 to expand organ donor registration to the Commonwealth's single sign-on system and will become effective January 1, 2020. KODA and Trust For Life have worked extensively with Senator Julie Raque Adams on this bill to grow the Donor Registry. [...]

502, 2019

Show your generous HEART on National Donor Day Feb 14th

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 Organ Donor Registry means you have made the decision to save and heal lives at the time of your death, [...]

502, 2019

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA) & KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE ANTICIPATE WEDNESDAY VOTE ON SENATE BILL 77

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

Bill passage sponsored by Kentucky State Senator Julie Raque Adams would expand Organ Donor Registration in the Commonwealth (Louisville, KY- February 5, 2019) – Kentucky Senate Bill 77 will be heard in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee this Wednesday morning, February 6. at 10:00 a.m., a bill which would amend KRS 311.1947 to expand organ donor registration to the Commonwealth's single sign-on system and become effective on January 1, 2020. KODA and Trust For Life have worked very closely with Senator Julie Raque Adams on this bill to grow the Donor Registry.  As it stands now, the new 8-year Kentucky [...]

1601, 2019

KODA Celebrates 2018 as Record Breaking Year for Saving Lives

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

(Louisville, KY, Jan. 16, 2019):   Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) had a record-setting year in 2018 saving more lives and giving more individuals the gift of living longer.  The organ procurement organization cared for 134 organ donors resulting in 423 organs transplanted.  These were the highest numbers of organ donors and organs transplanted in KODA’s 32-year history. Also, more than 30,000 lives were enhanced by the generosity of the 367 tissue donors.  An additional 1,000 patients have gained the gift of sight through from 824 cornea donors. “Donors and their families make miracles happen by saying ‘yes’ to helping others.  [...]

1001, 2019

Media Photo Opp: Sat Jan. 19th New Year Donor Family & Heart Donor Recipient Meet & Greet

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES ANNOUNCE NEW YEAR DONOR FAMILY & HEART DONOR RECIPIENT MEET & GREET Saturday January 19th Welcoming 2019 with a Special Event to Celebrate the Gift of Life WHAT:           During the recent holiday season a Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) family experienced the emotional experience and simultaneous joy of privately meeting their donor son’s heart recipient. On Saturday, January 19, the members of donor Matthew Bishop’s family, and his heart recipient David, along with his family, will be in attendance at KODA’s Louisville headquarters for a very special meet and greet with its staff.  The Bishop family was very [...]

2012, 2018

KODA Response to Article in The Washington Post 12/20/18

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: KODA Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Kentucky’s largest organ procurement organization (OPO), serves this community with a core purpose to honor the gift of donation.  We provide education, coordinate organ, and tissue recoveries, and support families to maximize every opportunity for the gift of life.  Everyone at KODA is dedicated to respecting the referral process and having the dialogues that find the pathway to donation. Occasionally we are presented with challenges that may prevent donation from occurring, and our teams are committed to finding ways to allow that gift to be realized.  Our Leadership Team has taken an in‐depth analysis of past [...]

1911, 2018

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA) 2018 HIGH SCHOOL DONATE LIFE CHALLENGE RESULTS ANNOUNCED

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

Thousands of new additions to Donor Registry during Challenge; Students utilized a fun, throwback ‘90s “Bring Color into the World of Donation” theme Throughout the month of October, 31 chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and Key Club participated in the KODA 2018 High School Challenge to support its Donate Life Kentucky’s mission of increased organ donor recruitment. The results? An incredible 2,876 new names were added to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. The winning schools who reached a target level in a point system based [...]