Waiting lists for organ transplants are shorter in Kentucky than many other states because there is a higher percentage of organ donation here than in most states. This heightened awareness of organ and tissue donation is partly due to the efforts of the Kentucky Circuit Clerks Trust For Life and the generosity of many Kentuckians who donate an extra $1 to the Trust when they renew their drivers license.
Many Boyle County drivers again proved their support of organ and tissue donation by donating an extra dollar to the trust when they renewed their Kentucky drivers licenses in 2003.
According to the Trust For Life office in Frankfort, Boyle Circuit Court Clerk Trudy Stevens' office received donations from 57.8 percent of those renewing their drivers license last year. The average number of drivers who donated $1 when they renewed their licenses in the state last year was 44.51 percent.
"Boyle Countians should be proud of their above average participation in this very important effort," said trust Executive Director Berkeley Scott, "and Trudy Stevens and her staff should be commended for their support of this program."