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April is Donate Life Month

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By The Staff

April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I felt that this is a good time to thank the many Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

Since May of 2007, when the donor registry question became a part of our driver’s license renewal program, more than 575,000 Kentuckians have placed their names on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. More than 2239 names are from Henry County drivers who have signed up when they obtained their drivers license or picture ID at our office.

Organ, tissue and cornea donations save thousands of lives in our country each year and vastly improve the lives of thousands more. Currently, there are more than 750 names on organ transplant waiting lists here in Kentucky.

 Please consider being a registered organ donor and be prepared to say “yes” when you renew your Kentucky driver’s license or picture ID.

Mary Lou Roberts, Circuit Court Clerk