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2 Million Enroll To Be Organ Donors In Ky.

Posted at 8:12 AM, May 14, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Commonwealth reached an exciting milestone Monday.

Two million people have signed up to be organ donors.

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ “Trust For Life” nonprofit made the announcement Monday morning using a sand demonstration.

Each grain of sand put into a vase represented one Kentuckian who has signed up to be a donor.

Mike Lutz, who received an organ transplant himself, says he hopes Kentuckians who haven’t signed up will understand how vital it is that strangers help other strangers.

“The medical doctors will take care of you to all end and then, when the time is there that you have to leave this live, those don’t–the organs and tissue and cornea could all be used to help people continue to live. Think it through. Tell your family that this is your desire and you will help many, many people.”

With the new license changes, drivers won’t be going in to the clerks’ office as often, but thanks to Senate Bill 77 there is a way to sign up to be a donor online in case you change your mind after receiving your new license or ID.

Visit the Kentucky Online Gateway to make those changes, or stop by your county clerks’ office.