November 12, 2019
Nov 12

2019 National Donor Sabbath Focuses on Hope and Community

Louisville, KY. November 12, 2019, Every November, Donate Life America leads the country in observing National Donor Sabbath, a three-day observance that provides faith leaders an opportunity to bring the Donate Life message and cause of organ, eye and tissue donation to their congregations and communities. National Donor Sabbath seeks to include the days of worship (Friday-Sunday) for faith communities of major religions practiced in the United States. This year, National Donor Sabbath will be celebrated on November 15-17th.  During National Donor Sabbath, communities of faith participate in services and programs to educate their members about the need for donation, the generosity of the gift and the importance of registering one’s decision to be an organ, . . .

November 2, 2019
Nov 2

Monday, Nov. 4th join us for a Social Media Chat:

KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES (KODA) & KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE SOCIAL MEDIA CHATDebunking the Myths of Organ Donation in Multicultural Communities Plus Overall Facts about Organ Donation  WHAT:         Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will host a social media chat in honor of National Donor Sabbath Month, a national observance that that seeks to engage all major religions in the United States. It is a time for congregations to learn more about the critical shortage, celebrate life and pray for those affected by . . .

September 30, 2019
Sep 30

Trust For Life’s 2019 High School Challenge Helps to Engage Students Statewide

Student groups across Kentucky will be participating in the 2019 High School Challenge sponsored by Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA).   The participating high school groups can win prize money and individual students can apply for scholarship opportunities.  “The Donate Life 2019 High School Challenge is a chance for Kentucky students to learn about the importance of organ, cornea and tissue donation, along with sharing that message with others in their schools and . . .

September 6, 2019
Sep 6

Linda- Kidney Recipient

  I was diagnosed at 23 y/o with PKD. Over the years we just watched and waited. I switched nephrologists in 2015 or 2016 to U of L Nephrology. They were very PROACTIVE advocates. I was not on dialysis yet, but the goal was to help me before I needed it. I was put on the list October of 2017 and my friends and family began testing. I found out in March that my aunt was a perfect match and . . .

May 4, 2019
May 4

Press Conference to Announce Details of Groundbreaking Partnership with Volunteers of America is set for April 9th at 10 a.m.

Media Contacts: Doug Scofield (VOA): 502-883-8011 Mollie LaFavers (VOA): 859-324-0181 Shelley Snyder (KODA): 502-322-5401   SAVE THE DATE: April 9th Press Conference To Announce Details of Groundbreaking Partnership with KENTUCKY ORGAN DONOR AFFILIATES, KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK’S TRUST FOR LIFE AND VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA -MID-STATES What: Volunteers of America to become the first non-profit in the region to register organ donors directly. Details of this groundbreaking partnership will be announced at the press conference. When: Tuesday April 9, 2019 at, 10 a.m. . . .

December 20, 2018
Dec 20

KODA Response to Article in The Washington Post 12/20/18

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, Kentucky’s largest organ procurement organization (OPO), serves this community with a core purpose to honor the gift of donation.  We provide education, coordinate organ, and tissue recoveries, and support families to maximize every opportunity for the gift of life.  Everyone at KODA is dedicated to respecting the referral process and having the dialogues that find the pathway to donation. Occasionally we are presented with challenges that may prevent donation from occurring, and our teams are committed . . .

July 30, 2018
Jul 30

Save the Date for the Legacy of Life 5k

Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life &  Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) Legacy of  Life 5K Run/Walk in Partnership with University  of Louisville Hospital Registration is Now Open for the 9thAnnual Event on Saturday, September 15   WHAT:        The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), in partnership with University of Louisville Hospital, will host its 9th Annual Legacy of Life Run/Walk in Iroquois Park this September. All proceeds from the event will go to the Circuit Clerk’s . . .

June 25, 2018
Jun 25

Donate Life 2018 ECHO Observance Highlights the Importance of Organ & Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

Donate Life’s Every Community Has Opportunity (ECHO) is a national observance that encourages social media and community storytelling centered around donation education in multicultural communities throughout the U.S. Donate Life America (DLA) and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) created Donate Life ECHO to focus on the importance of donation and transplantation in multicultural communities. Multicultural communities nationwide are disproportionately in need of lifesaving organ transplants, especially kidneys. Currently 58% of the U.S. transplant waiting list is comprised of multicultural patients. ECHO . . .

August 31, 2017
Aug 31

116 days until Christmas!

Sorry for the reminder, but it’s almost holiday season in my world. I can’t even fathom how that’s happened so quickly! 61 days until Halloween (if you needed another reminder of how quick the year is going) We had a wonderful picnic in Lexington at Jacobson Park last week where Ambassadors experienced a whole lot of love and friendship. Here’s a Facebook post from a recipient family on how special it was. Tonight we attended a picnic surrounded by fellow . . .