June 4, 2020
Jun 4

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Honors Donate Life Mission

PRESTONSBURG, KY. June 4, 2020.  On Monday, June 1, 2020, Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center raised the Donate Life flag in remembrance of all organ, tissue, and cornea donors. In partnership with the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), ARH’s Community Chief Executive Officer, Tim A. Hatfield and Don Willis, a previous Highlands ARH employee, a KODA Ambassador and kidney recipient, assisted in orchestrating the event.  This event was Highlands ARH’s first Donate Life flag raising. The hospital intends to  host a flag . . .

May 21, 2020
May 21


MEDIA CONTACTS:                                                                                Erin Jones, in.Mode Marketing LLC, erin@inmodemarketing.com, 502.774.0767Crysta McGee, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, cmcgee@kodaorgan.org, 502.415.0350 ANNOUNCING THE DONATE LIFE 2020 KENTUCKY WORKPLACE CHALLENGEA statewide program to inform and engage businesses and organizations about the importance of organ, cornea and tissue donation, along with an array of prizes and recognition opportunities Thursday, May 21, 2020, Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) are thrilled to announce the kickoff of its Donate Life 2020 . . .

March 25, 2020
Mar 25


Annual awareness campaign across the Commonwealth and the U.S. raises understanding and urgency around the importance of organ donation Each April National Donate Life Month we celebrate, a ramped-up, month-long initiative to focus attention on the life and death issues surrounding organ/tissue donation and transplantation. Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) partner with Donate Life America (DLA) to share the importance of donor registration, to honor deceased and living donors, and celebrate . . .

March 16, 2020
Mar 16

Calloway County Circuit Clerk receives a Platinum Level Award from Donate Life Kentucky

Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk, Tom Grantz, has been honored for his volunteer efforts in promoting the mission of helping others through organ and tissue donation. Grantz was among fifteen Donate Life Ambassadors honored at a special dinner. The Platinum Award signifies the number of hours a volunteer has spent spreading the mission. He earned this award based on the number of hours he volunteered in 2019.  He works as a part-time deputy clerk with Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk Linda . . .

February 27, 2020
Feb 27

THE FIRST-EVER DONOR AFTER CARDIAC DEATH (DCD) HEART TRANSPLANTED AT VANDERBILT RESEARCH CENTER New heart transplant method is a paradigm changer for organ donation nationwide

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) announced today that a Kentucky organ donor provided a healthy heart for transplant even after that heart stopped beating.  This is only the second such procedure at the southeastern transplant center who transplanted the heart.  It is only the tenth thus far in the United States since December 2019. Most people donate organs because their brain has ceased all function which is dying of brain death.  After being pronounced deceased, the ventilator is kept on for a short . . .

February 11, 2020
Feb 11


Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (KCCCTFL) announce that today marks a new day in the Commonwealth’s ongoing initiative to register more organ and tissue donors with the launch of an all-new online registration portal, now live at The Kentucky Online Gateway at https://kog.chfs.ky.gov . The new online registration –  the result of Kentucky’s groundbreaking Senate Bill 77, which was signed into law last year –  is an easy and secure process that enables residents to join . . .

February 7, 2020
Feb 7

National Donor Day on Feb. 14 a Great Time to Focus on Donation

February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day but also National Donor Day, which serves as a reminder of the importance of discussing with your loved ones the life-saving possibilities of organ and tissue donation. Shelley Snyder Executive Director, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates stated:  “We hope everyone will use National Donor Day as a time to discuss organ and tissue donation with those closest to you.  Together, through spreading the word and educating others . . .

February 5, 2020
Feb 5

Paint Nite Fundraiser

April is National Donate Life Month. So to get us in the spirit, we’re hosting a Paint Nite that’s garden themed which is also Donate Life Month’s theme. Join us for comradeship or maybe to learn something new! Proceeds go to the Satterwhite Patient Assistance Fund. Buy your tickets here.

January 17, 2020
Jan 17

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Surpasses a Record Number of Organ Donor Registrants in 2019

The power of YES has resulted in 2019 being a record-breaking year for saving lives around Kentucky.  Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), the organ procurement organization for most of Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Huntington, WV, was able to support the decisions for donation and transplantation of 137 organ donors resulting in 416 organs being transplanted.  This was the highest number of organ donors ever for KODA. Additionally, there were a record-breaking 523 tissue donors who generously healed thousands of lives with their . . .

December 13, 2019
Dec 13

KODA has launched its 2019 limited-time raffle tickets for Collectible 1983 O.F.C. Bourbon Bottle

Only first 200 contributors to be entered in the raffle Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) has launched it’s raffling off a bottle of bourbon sourced from Buffalo Trace’s six millionth barrel as a charitable giveaway.  Each ticket is a $100 contribution and a chance to own a piece of bourbon history and help save lives. The form to enter is available on KODA’s website at https://donatelifeky.wpengine.com/bourbon-raffle/. The first 200 contributors are eligible to win the prized bottle.   Those who contribute will receive a raffle . . .