Trust For Life: Continued need for organ donation registrations
Kentuckians can help those in need as transplant waiting list numbers continue to rise
Contributed by Tony Kerr, Russell Circuit Court Clerk
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 www.donatelifeky.org
At the Kentucky Online Gateway website at http://bit.ly/kyonlinegateway, a repository for state services.
Driver’s License Renewals: All Circuit Clerks’ offices and some KYTC offices re-opened in June, adhering to Governor Beshear’s COVID-19 guidelines and continue to do so.
Residents can also help others by logging on to donatelifeky.org/financial-contributions/ and supporting the Satterwhite Patience Assistance Fund established in 2000. The fund is designed to aid Kentucky organ transplant recipients in meeting financial needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs. Fundraising events like golf tournaments, silent auctions and cookbook sales typically support the fund, but they are limited this year due to the virus.
Kerr says: “The support from fellow Kentuckians will give hope to thousands waiting on lifesaving transplants. Kids like Ryman are alive today because someone said ‘yes,’ Since 1992 more than two million Kentuckians have joined the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Those registrations are critical for our ongoing efforts to save the lives of as many patients as possible.”