May 9, 2024
May 9

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and LifeCenter Organ Donor Network Announce Planned Rebranding

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Inc. (KODA) and LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (LifeCenter) are excited to share the next step in their upcoming merger and now announce the re-branding of their future combined entity as Network for Hope (NFH). This historic union marks a significant milestone in the field of organ donation, pooling together the resources, expertise, and dedication of two leading organizations to amplify their impact and save more lives. The decision to merge and re-brand as Network for Hope . . .

February 2, 2024
Feb 2

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and LifeCenter Organ Donor Network Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and LifeCenter Organ Donor Network Sign Letter of Intent to Merge, Creating the 16th Largest Organ Procurement Organization in the United States. The combined organization represents growth and innovation at a crucial juncture when the support provided by both organizations is increasingly vital. This exciting announcement comes after an incredible year of 421 organ donors and 1,083 organs transplanted. That means over 1,000 lives were saved within KODA and LifeCenter’s combined service area. With KODA and . . .

January 22, 2021
Jan 22

Elaine and Henry Fischer Give $30,000 to Transplant Patients in Need

Elaine and Henry Fischer of Fischer Homes pledged $30,000 to KY Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life’s (TFL) Satterwhite Patient Assistance Fund.  On Friday, January 22, Fischer presented a check to KODA+TFL Philanthropy Officer and Donor Mother Shannon Adkins at one of their model homes at Bridle Run. “Fischer Homes Louisville Division is proud to assist patients in need. The mission is very personal, as one of our very own has been impacted by the mission of organ donation and transplantation. Through . . .

December 2, 2020
Dec 2


This year has emphasized the importance of families planning for the future, as unexpected as it may be. On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and the Kentucky Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life are hosting a virtual event, ’10 on 10,’ in efforts to grow the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Individuals are challenged to register 10 people as organ donors by sharing their customized digital registry campaign page on social media. Most importantly, ’10 on 10’ is . . .

November 12, 2020
Nov 12

Rival’s For Life Continues

Rivals For Life, formerly The Gift of Life Challenge, provides an opportunity to give UK and UofL school rivalries and competitive spirit a new purpose by saving and healing lives. Rivals For Life is simple, easy and free! In the past 20 years, college students across the state of Kentucky have inspired thousands to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. During the one-week Rivals For Life Challenge, colleges and universities compete to see which school’s fanbase (UK or UofL) can . . .

September 28, 2020
Sep 28

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 10 CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE ANNOUNCE VIRTUAL ‘LIVE TO SAVE LIVES CONCERT’ Virtual Concert to raise Organ Donor Registration Awareness

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and their partner, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, are hosting the first-ever live concert in their ongoing effort to grow the Organ Donor Registry. In addition to the almost 1,000 patients on the waiting list in the Commonwealth, approximately 113,000 men, women and children across the U.S. are awaiting lifesaving organ, tissue, and eye transplants.  To educate and help grow the Organ Donor Registry, both organizations have teamed up with several nationally-recognized . . .

September 14, 2020
Sep 14

Talaris Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates to Advance Preclinical Study of Tolerance Induction to Organs from Deceased Donors

BOSTON, Mass., and LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 14, 2020 – Talaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing transformative cell therapies that have the potential to induce durable immune tolerance across a range of indications, today announced a collaboration with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA). KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement organization that facilitates deceased donor transplants throughout Kentucky, southern Indiana and western West Virginia. The collaboration will advance preclinical studies of the potential of Talaris’ allogeneic cell therapy . . .

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 . . .

July 27, 2020
Jul 27


Kentucky can help those in need as transplant waiting list numbers continue to rise Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) continues its mission to register as many people as possible to its various organ donation platforms, as well as other ways to support their efforts. While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how each of us lives our daily lives, they stress that everyone can still register as a donor both safely and efficiently. Here’s how: ·      Online 24/7 at ·      At the Kentucky Online Gateway website at, . . .