2004, 2018

Letter to the Editor by Courtney Thompson

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Introduction, KODA Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 double lung transplant. I live in Murray, Kentucky, and recently graduated from Murray State University. Every day I strive to [...]

1402, 2018

Dear Valentine in Heaven

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

It's been awhile since we've posted, but this letter from one of our wonderful Donate Life Ambassadors celebrating their donor is too good not to share on this holiday celebrating love. Dear Valentine in Heaven, I look at this picture and see silly handshakes, goofy dance moves, a shared love of Rocky and cheese curls, and inside jokes that I will never understand. But, I also see a side to each of them that wouldn't exist without the other. I see love, a father daughter bond, and complete adoration. Mostly, though, I see a special relationship that wouldn't exist without [...]

3108, 2017

116 days until Christmas!

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: KODA Blog, KODA Events|0 Comments

Sorry for the reminder, but it's almost holiday season in my world. I can’t even fathom how that’s happened so quickly! 61 days until Halloween (if you needed another reminder of how quick the year is going ) We had a wonderful picnic in Lexington at Jacobson Park last week where Ambassadors experienced a whole lot of love and friendship. Here’s a Facebook post from a recipient family on how special it was. Tonight we attended a picnic surrounded by fellow organ recipients and their loved ones. I cannot begin to describe how... Posted by A Match For Ryan on Thursday, [...]

1408, 2017

A Gifted Life

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Introduction, KODA Blog, KODA Events|Tags: |0 Comments

I’m going to die… One day, hopefully not anytime soon. When I do, I hope I have the opportunity to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. This is exactly what I’ve been telling people when they ask me about my job. Now that I’ve gotten you to read this far, let me introduce myself. My name is Crysta and I work for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) as a Community Educator. The past 6 months have been nothing short of amazing. Every single day is absolutely eye opening. I knew what I was getting into, but it’s actually so [...]

1108, 2017

Welcome to the KODA Blog

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: KODA Blog|0 Comments

Hello readers and welcome aboard. We are very excited to launch our new Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) website to the public. This new website will be used to help educate the public about KODA and our very important mission. KODA's mission which is to provide organ and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who gave.  KODA is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network. KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement agency. KODA was founded in 1987 (Originated as a combination [...]