Darlene Snyder, Circuit Court Clerk of Madison County, has been selected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life. Created by Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks in 1992, the Trust For Life is a statewide 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to register as organ & tissue donors to save lives.
“With nearly 1000 Kentuckians on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, the need is greater than ever,” explains Snyder. “Today, more than 1.6 million Kentuckians are registered on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, but we are working to reach 2 million.”
With the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Trust For Life works in all 120 Counties of Kentucky to dispel myths, mobilize volunteers, and educate Kentucky about organ donation. Today, more than 124,000 men, women and children in the U.S. on the waiting list for a lifesaving transplant. Although not everyone who dies can save a life, everyone can join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry to give hope to those in need.
“Darlene is a true champion for communities throughout Kentucky. By serving on our Board of Directors, we can continue to build support and educate millions of Kentuckians. For each person waiting on a transplant today, please know that we are all fighting alongside you. We know that Kentuckians are the most giving people in the world and, with more education, more Kentuckians will say ‘yes’ and join the Organ Donor Registry,” explains Shelley Snyder, Executive Director, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.
“Along with the entire Board of Directors and all Circuit Clerks in Kentucky, I am committed to education and advancement this important mission in our Commonwealth,” says Snyder. Snyder’s term is 3 years.
Every Kentuckian, regardless of age or medical history, can join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry today. Simply go online www.donatelifeky.org or call 1-866-945-5433. The orange sticker or signing the back of the license is no longer necessary. The most important way to state one’s wishes to help others is to be a registered donor in the state’s confidential organ donor registry. All registered donors can receive a blue heart icon on their license or ID. Each customer is given the opportunity to donate $1 while obtaining a license or state ID. These dollars fund the Trust’s statewide efforts to educate about the mission of donation and the miracle of transplantation.