Circuit Clerk Kerr Urges Persons to Register as Organ Donors

Russell County: Thankful for Organ Donation

As the holidays are approaching, communities are looking forward to spending the holidays back in-person with their loved ones. For the families waiting on a life-saving organ transplant, the holidays are bitter-sweet. Over 1,000 Kentuckians are waiting for their transplant, a gift they will not find wrapped under the tree.

In efforts to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is focused on public education and growing the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry in partnership with Donate Life Kentucky. This month, Donate Life Kentucky is challenging high school students and community members to a “Duet for Life.” This is the first time the annual challenge has taken place on social media, where they will incorporate the ever-popular duet TikTok trend, which allows app users to split their viewing screen and create content alongside a pre-existing video. Winners could receive up to $1,000 in scholarship awards.

“Spreading holiday cheer is easy! Registering as an organ donor is a priceless gift – hope. We challenge Russell County to join in on the festivities and participate in this year’s ‘Duet For Life,’” said Tony Kerr, Russell County Circuit Court Clerk.

Educating Kentuckians is made possible thanks to philanthropic partners like our Circuit Court Clerks, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kosair Charities, and the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. Their continued generosity allow many Kentucky families the opportunity to spend the holidays together.

For more information about participating in ‘Duet For Life,’ visit

To join the TFL mission, you may join the Organ Donor Registry in the following ways:


  • Online 24/7 at
  • Driver’s License Renewals: Check with your local Circuit Court Clerk and KYTC office to confirm renewal processes by visiting
  • On your Apple iPhone, go to the Health App and toggle “organ donor.”

For more information, contact Tony Kerr, Russell Circuit Clerk, at (270) 343-2185


About Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ & tissue donors to save lives.  TFL was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks.  The dollar donations at driver’s license counters and other philanthropic partners, including KODA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Kosair Charities, fund the statewide community outreach & public relations efforts to grow the Registry. For more info call 1-866-945-5433, email or visit