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Adair leaders want to raise Organ Donation Registry numbers

Dennis Loy, Adair County Circuit Court Clerk, Adair County Physician Dr. Phil Aaron, Adair County Nurse Mary Keltner are hoping that Adair County will demonstrate the Adair County Way dramatically with 100% of drivers signing the Organ Donation Registration
Register Online: To participate in the program, visit the KY Trust for Life Website at Donate Life Kentucky Or, Visit you Local County Court Clerk's office. See the information at the end of this story

By Ed Waggener

The number of drivers signing drivers licenses to become organ donors in South Central Kentucky is low, especially in Adair County, where the registration hovers around 10% one of the area's and the state's lowest participation rates.


Shelley Heavrin, Executive Director of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk's Trust for Life, has recently moved to the post after being with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where she was director of Communications. She's offered to help the local effort to raise the numbers, and plans to be in Adair County soon. "The really big thing to remember about the organ and tissue donation program is that it is not a search for a cure. It is a cure," she said.

Seven County rankings,
drivers signing Organ Donation registration
Source: Trustforlife.Org
  1. Taylor Countians signing registry - 4198
  2. Russell Countians signing registry - 3794
  3. Metcalfe Countians signing registry - 1698
  4. Casey Countians signing registry - 1480
  5. Green Countians signing registry - 1452
  6. Adair Countians signing registry - 1364
  7. Cumberland Countians signing registry - 932
The total number of drivers on the registration is less than half that of neighboring Russell County, even though Adair has a slightly larger population. Taylor County, has more than three times the number of drivers on the organ donation registry as Adair.

Dennis Loy, Adair County Circuit Court Clerk, Adair County Physician Dr. Phil Aaron, Adair County Nurse Mary Keltner are hoping that Adair County will demonstrate the Adair County Way dramatically with 100% of drivers signing the Organ Donation Registration.

CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS
In Seven County area
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Dennis Loy

    201 Campbellsville Street
    Columbia, KY 42728
    (270) 384-2626
    DennisLoy@kycourts.net

  • Casey County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Craig Overstreet

    231 Courthouse Square
    PO Box 147
    Liberty, KY 42539
    (606) 787-6510
    CraigOverstreet@kycourts.net

  • Cumberland County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Nancy Brewington

    112 Courthouse Square
    PO Box 395
    Burkesville, KY 42717
    (270( 864-2611
    NancyBrewington@kycourts.net

  • Green County Circuit Court Clerk:
    John Frank

    203 W. Court Street
    Greensburg, KY 42743
    (270) 932-5631
    JohnFrank@kycourts.net

  • Metcalfe County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Tommy Garrett

    201 E. Stockton Street
    PO Box 27
    Edmonton, KY 42129
    (270) 432-3663
    TommyGarrett@kycourts.net

  • Russell County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Tony Kerr

    410 Monument Sq., Ste. 203
    Jamestown, KY 42629
    270-343-2185
    TonyKerr@kycourts.net

  • Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk:
    Rodney Burress
    300 East Main Street
    Campbellsville, KY 42718
    (270)465-6686
    RodneyBurress@kycourts.net
During the next few weeks, stories, photos and prompts will be posted on ColumbiaMagazine.com to raise awareness of the Organ Donation Program, which is already saving Adair County lives. Reader comments, photos, and story leads will be greatly appreciated. Use any Contact/Submit button to send information or the Contact/Form with this story.

For more on organ donation, see Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life


This story was posted on 2010-09-10 10:33:03
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