SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County Circuit Court Clerk Tonya Ward recently held a community reception in honor of those touched by organ and tissue donation. Those attending included recipients, donor families and even individuals waiting on a life-saving organ transplant.
Donate Life community educator Lauren Salyer spoke and provided information about the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA). Magoffin County continues to be the top Kentucky county consistently for $1 donations given by the community to support donation awareness projects coordinated by the Trust for Life.
Ward’s office has participated in various awareness initiatives to help educate and share the message of donation. Events such as raffling chances for a gift basket and bake sales have been held, with all proceeds going to the TFL. Ward and Salyer plan to continue the reception event in the future, in hopes of increasing attendance and connecting with more people in the area touched by organ and tissue donation.
To join the Kentucky Donor Registry online as a potential organ and tissue donor, go to www.donatelifeky.org. or call Tonya at 606-349-2215 for further information.