About KODA

KODA’s mission is to provide organs and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who give the gift of life through community outreach and education, hospital partnerships, clinical expertise, and basic research into donation and transplantation advancements.

Core Values: Compassionate, Dedicated, Accountable

Background: Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network. KODA supports and participates in research to advance the management and recovery of organ and tissue donors, ultimately leading to the transplantation and healing of more patients in need. KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement agency.

Oversight: Like all OPOs, KODA is federally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As an accredited tissue bank, KODA Tissue Operations is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). KODA is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), a government-chartered nationwide network operating the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under a federal contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Founded: 1987 (Originated as a combination of existing organ and tissue procurement programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville)

Service Area: 114 counties in Kentucky, 4 counties in southern Indiana and 2 counties in western West Virginia. (Six northern Kentucky counties are served by LifeCenter in Cincinnati).

10301 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: (502) 581-9511
Fax: (502) 589-5157

Bowling Green
Huntington, WV

Services: Evaluation of organ/tissue donor suitability; coordination of organ recovery; organ placement; participation in local and national research projects; tissue recovery; family support and aftercare; hospital staff education; public education.

Employees: Approximately 150

Major Clients: 112 hospitals, 3 local transplant centers and a multicultural population of 4.6 million people.

KODA Staff