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The circuit court clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life celebrate National Donate Life Month this April.
The month-long celebration honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States. While 2011 marked the achievement of 1 million registered donors in Kentucky, and 100 million registered in America, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is steadily increasing. It’s not enough to sign the back of your driver’s license, those wishing to become donors must join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry to state their wishes to save lives.
Every Kentuckian can do this by saying yes when renewing his or her license at the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office or joining online at any time.
“As Circuit Court Clerk, it is one of my greatest honors to spread the life-saving message of organ donation every day. Our office asks every person getting a license or ID if they would like to add their name to the Registry and donate $1 to educate Kentucky about this crucial need. Since the Registry began in 2007, 2,260 Spencer County residents have joined here in my office,” said Circuit Court Clerk Becky Robinson. “With more than 800 of our fellow Kentuckians and their families waiting for an organ transplant, we can give hope simply by registering.”
To register as donor or for more information visit www.trustforlife.org or call the KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life toll-free 1-866-945-5433.