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April brings attention to organ donation

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By The Staff

Editor:

April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I feel that this a a good time to thank the many Carroll 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 2007, when the donor registry question became a part of our drivers license renewal program, more than 575,000 Kentuckians have placed their names on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. More than 1,200 names from Carroll County drivers have signed up when they obtained their drivers license or picture ID at our office.

Organ, tissue and cornea donation saves thousands of lives in our country each year and vastly improves 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 drivers license or picture ID.

Laman L. Stark

Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk