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Trust For Life, KODA unveils innovative ‘Life Lift’ cell phone digital gaming app for tech-savvy generation

Trust For Life (TFL), the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, partnering with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) and Louisville-based marketing agency Power, announced its innovative new cell phone digital gaming app “Life Lift” at a Wednesday press conference. While geared for the current generation born in the late 1990s and 2000s, the app – available...

Melissa Caldwell: Two million registrants a major milestone for Kentucky’s Organ Donor Registry

Kentucky’s Organ Donor Registry has just reached a remarkable milestone: the number of organ, eye and tissue donation registrants residing in the Commonwealth has surpassed the two million mark. The announcement was made during a press conference in Lexington on May 13 by representatives of Trust for Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, whose lifesaving...

Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life Organ Donation Registry surpasses 2 million registrants

During a riveting and at times emotional press conference held in Lexington on Monday, Trust for Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has more than 2 million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, which all support lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation...

Volunteers of America, KODA and Trust for Life partner to provide ‘Hope and Healing’

Leaders from Volunteers of America, Kentucky Organ Donors Affiliates (KODA) and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life have announced a groundbreaking new partnership, “Hope and Healing,” designed to increase organ donations in Kentucky and surrounding states. Under the innovative partnership, Volunteers of America will become the first nonprofit in the region to be able to directly register...

KODA, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks to hold ‘Gift of Life’ Summit on April 25 in Lexington

The “Gift of Life” Summit event will be held on April 25 in Lexington at the Embassy Suites. The Summit celebrates saving lives through organ donation and healing lives through tissue donation. The Summit is hosted by Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life. “This is a brand-new opportunity for KODA and TFL to meet and greet with hospital partners,...

Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life teams with Organ Donor Affiliates for Legacy of Life 5K/Walk

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), in partnership with University of Louisville Hospital, will host its 9th Annual Legacy of Life Run/Walk in Louisville’s Iroquois Park on Sept. 15. All proceeds from the event will go to the Circuit Clerk’s Trust For Life/KODA’s patient assistance fund, as well as U of L Hospital’s Donor Family...

Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks’ celebrate 25 years of Trust For Life at AOC college

Kentucky circuit court clerks celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Trust For Life program as part of the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 17-20 in Covington. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life to educate Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation. The program was the first of its...

Kentucky by Heart: State organ donation program brings sense of hope to times of tragedy

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Back in 1992, Arthur “Whitey” Walson of Winchester lost a cousin who was waiting for a heart transplant. The whole episode touched him deeply, and with a sense of hope he figured his position as Circuit Clerk of Clark County might provide a public forum for him to do something proactive. He wanted to help others seeking transplants to see a better fate, and...