February 13, 2022
Feb 13

Donate Life KY Launches New Health Education Program Online

Free virtual program designed for 4th grade elementary school students in KY and WV LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 7, 2022) — Donate Life KY is revolutionizing elementary education by bringing its in-person program, Life is Cool, to an online platform for fourth-grade students in Kentucky and West Virginia. The Life is Cool program meets state-approved curriculum standards for topics such as organs, tissues, blood, corneas, and the importance of making healthy choices. The program aims to educate students on the importance of organ . . .

February 2, 2022
Feb 2

Donate Life KY Introduces “Faces of Donation” Art Exhibit During Black History Month

Exhibit to feature portraits of Black organ donor families, recipients and physicians LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2022) – During Black History Month, Donate Life KY will host an art exhibit at Louisville’s KULA Gallery called “Faces of Donation,” which will feature portraits of local Black organ donors, donor families, recipients and physicians, illustrated by Louisville artist Charles Rice, creator of “ArtbyRice.” Each portrait will represent someone locally who has been impacted by organ donation. “In 2021, we encountered record-breaking numbers of . . .

January 13, 2022
Jan 13

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Announces Record-Breaking 2021

Nonprofit organization reports 75% increase in local donors since 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Jan. 13, 2022) – Despite a global pandemic, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) have again broken their record of saving and enhancing lives with more than 1,000 heroic organ, tissue, and cornea donors in 2021. The nonprofit organ procurement organization supported the decisions of more donor families than ever before — 189 organ donors and 484 tissue donors resulted in 536 organ transplants and more than 500 lives . . .

April 1, 2021
Apr 1

Celebrating the lifesaving generosity of organ, eye and tissue donation

Each April, KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates partner with Donate Life America (DLA) on National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance to focus national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. NDLM is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors-recognizing the generosity of donors that makes saving lives through transplantation possible. “Organ and tissue donation saves and heals lives . . .

March 31, 2021
Mar 31

Show your support for our healthcare heroes!

Despite the pandemic, our staff saved more lives than ever and worked with more donor families than ever before in 2020. Many people don’t realize that we have a staff of over 120 around the state and Western WV that literally work 24/7/365 through rain, sleet, snow, blood, sweat, tears and a pandemic. They sit with and support families during the hardest moments of their lives, hop on planes, make tons of phone calls, review thousands of records and so . . .

March 25, 2021
Mar 25

Donate Life KY hosting outdoor decorating contest

Donate Life Month, #Derby Season, and #SPRING have finally arrived and we know how excited you are to enjoy warmer temperatures and spend time outside!For Donate Life Month, we challenge you to decorate your outdoor space in blue and green to celebrate LIFE for the month of April.To be a part of our Porch decorating contest follow these simple steps below: 1) Decorate your porch, yard, door step, etc. in blue and green/garden themed (try to include RegisterMe.org somewhere!) 2) . . .

January 19, 2021
Jan 19

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Continued to Break Records in 2020

(LOUISVILLE, KY, Jan. 19, 2021) – Despite a global pandemic, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates has once again broken their record of saving and enhancing lives facilitating over 1,000 heroic organ, tissue, and cornea donors in 2020.  The nonprofit organ procurement organization and their hardworking staff supported more donor families’ decisions than ever before — 178 deceased organ donors resulted in 535 organs being transplanted, which translates to over 500 lives saved, and 575 tissue donors generously healed thousands of lives with their gifts.  This . . .

August 27, 2020
Aug 27


Since January 2020, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) has saved and healed the lives of nearly 19,200 individuals through the gift of life. KODA, the federally designated organ procurement organization serves the majority of Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Huntington, WV.  KODA has continued to recover and allocate organs and tissue for transplantation to those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of August 20, 2020, KODA has honored the wishes of 112 organ donors, resulting in the recovery and transplantation . . .

August 19, 2020
Aug 19

Meet David Pendleton, Oldham County Kentucky Coroner

With over 30 years of experience as a dedicated public servant, David Pendleton was appointed Oldham County Coroner in September 2017.  A proud Oldham County, Kentucky native, he has lived in the Westport community since 2000. As a tissue recipient, Pendleton has a unique perspective on life which positively affects his responsibilities as coroner. Pendleton comes from a family of Law Enforcement professionals; his father was a retired Lieutenant with the Jefferson County Police and two of his brothers retired from . . .

August 12, 2020
Aug 12

Meet Daviess County Coroner: Jeff Jones Exceptional advocate for organ and tissue donation

Jeff Jones has served as Daviess County Coroner for the past 10 years. Born and raised in Daviess County, Kentucky, he graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.   Jeff began his career as a patrol deputy with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office in 1985, and in 1994 was re-assigned as a Detective within the Sheriff’s Office. Five years later he was promoted to Chief of Investigation, supervising the daily operations of criminal cases, including narcotics. In . . .