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 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 . . .

July 28, 2020
Jul 28

COVID-19: Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we and our donation partners are concerned about the safety and well-being of our donor families, colleagues, transplant patients, partners, and the many friends who make up our vibrant multi-state family. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures in an attempt to slow its spread. Since we cannot all be together . . .

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, . . .