KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA)

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide organ and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who gave.

BACKGROUND:  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. KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement agency.

OVERSIGHT:  Like all OPOs, KODA is federally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As an accredited tissue bank, KODA Tissue Operations is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). KODA is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), a government-chartered nationwide network operating the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

FOUNDED:  1987 (Originated as a combination of existing organ and tissue procurement programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville)

SERVICE AREA:  114 counties in Kentucky, 4 counties in southern Indiana and 2 counties in western West Virginia. (Six northern Kentucky counties are served by LifeCenter in Cincinnati).

HEADQUARTERS:   

10160 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: (502) 581-9511
Fax: (502) 589-5157

OFFICES: 
Louisville
Lexington
Bowling Green
Paducah
Pikeville
Huntington, WV

SERVICES:  Evaluation of organ/tissue donor suitability; coordination of organ recovery; organ placement; tissue recovery; family support and aftercare; hospital staff education; public education.

EMPLOYEES: Approximately 55

MAJOR CLIENTS:   112 hospitals, 3 transplant centers and a multicultural population of 4 million people.