Most of Kentucky’s Organ Donors Join at their Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

There are currently more than 2 million people registered as organ donors in Kentucky, and more than 99 percent of them joined the Kentucky Registry at their local Circuit Court Clerks’ Office. 

Circuit Court Clerk Tony Kerr told WJRS News, that supporting the Trust for Life’s mission is one of the best parts of the job. “We want to continue to ask each customer about joining the registry and about making a donation to support the Trust for Life. It is an honor to be a part of this mission that saves lives in the Bluegrass State.”

Locally, 424 names were added to the Registry, and $2,313 was given to the Trust for Life through public donations at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. In total, 8,538 Russell residents are on the lifesaving donor registry.

Currently, 953 Kentuckians are currently waiting on a life-saving transplant, while many more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants. Nationally, more than 113,000 people are awaiting a second chance at life through organ donation, and sadly 22 people died each day while waiting.

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