Nearly 40 percent of Bullitt Countians sign up to be organ donors

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 FRANKFORT - In the past year, nearly 40 percent of Bullitt Countians have signed up to be organ donors.

“I am proud that my office has made an impact on patients in need of a life-saving organ transplant, and I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” says Layne Abell.  “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

The Circuit Court Clerk’s office plays a vital role in helping patients in need. 

With more than 700 Kentuckians on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, the need is greater than ever.  Your Circuit Court Clerk and staff ask every person obtaining a license or ID to donate $1 to the Kentucky Organ Donor Program, and if they wish to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. 

“I am proud to announce that in 2011, 38 percent of our county registered as organ donors,” explained Abell.

Each day 18 people die awaiting a life-saving organ transplant, and the Bullitt County Circuit Clerk’s office is working to end the wait and save more lives.  

“Transplantation has had a more dramatic effect on the course of terminal illness than any other form of therapy.  However, the future depends upon increasing the number of organs donated.  Organ donation is truly the Gift of Life,” said Abell.

Any adult Kentucky resident can sign up on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry at their Circuit Court Clerk’s office or online at www.donatelifeky.org

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is a 501C(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ & tissue donors to save lives.  For more information call 1-866-945-LIFE, email info@trustforlife.org or go to www.trustforlife.org.