The KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation.
How do we do it? With the dollars raised at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office, grants from our partners Kosair Charities & KODA, and individual contributions we have programs that answer questions, dispel myths, and empower Kentuckians to be hope by registering as a donor. With more than 124,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant, they need us more than ever.
Would you like to help save lives? Click here to learn how.
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I pre-ordered my plate & paid $25 application fee already. Now, what do I do?
You should have received an official postcard from the Transportation Cabinet in the mail. If you didn’t, please call Trust For Life 1-866-945-5433.
You MUST bring this postcard with you when you purchase your plate. It is your “voucher” to PROVE your paid your $25 application fee.
Bring your postcard, old license plate, current registration & proof of insurance and walk into your County Clerk’s office. (Not Circuit Clerk which is driver’s license).
You will be asked for a $9 fee to County Clerk and a $10 donation to Trust For Life to increase education about the mission of donation.
You do NOT have to wait for your renewal month. You can walk in your County Clerk anytime and purchase your plate.
I did not pre-order my plate, what do I do?
On and forever after April 1, 2015, everyone can stop by their local County Clerk’s Office. That’s where you get your car tags (not Circuit Clerk which is driver’s license).
You do NOT have to wait until your annual renewal month. You can stop in, and the County Clerk’s office should have the plates on hand. There is a $25 application fee, then a $9 fee to the County Clerk, then $10 donation to promote the mission of organ donation, which comes to Trust For Life. Bring your old license plate, your current registration & proof of insurance.
Can I personalize the Donate Life Plate?
Yes. You can order on and after April 1, 2015. It may take 4-6 weeks until your personalized plate is printed & ready. There may be extra fees.
What if I threw away my official postcard from the Transportation Cabinet?
The Transportation sent two postcards. One with a”March 1″ release date. This date was delayed, so they sent another postcard with the release date of “April 1″. You may bring either with you when you purchase your plate. If you have lost both of the postcards, you will have to pay your application fee again. The state does not keep track of who has already paid, it is all done by postcard.
If my loved one has decided they don’t want the plate or moved out of state or passed away, after paying their $25, can I use their postcard when I purchase my plate to save $25?
Yes. The state has told us that loved ones may use the postcard towards the purchase of their plate.
TFL’s Community Education efforts include:
– High school presentations
– College classroom presentations
– Life Is Cool (4th/5th Grade in-school field trip)
– Public Education/Speaking Events for Business Groups (Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other business & networking organizations)
- Public Education/Speaking Events for Religious Groups (prayer groups, bible studies, and other religious functions)
– State-wide PSA’s including TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, internet, and billboards
– Boy Scout – Donor Awareness Patch Program
– 120 Stories Project – written by those touched by the Gift of Life
– Annual UK v. UofL Gift of Life Challenge
– Traffic School/Driver’s Ed Classes
– Sporting Events: Bats & Legends Baseball Awareness Nights, UPIKE Basketball, Lions Eye Foundation High School All-Star Basketball Game
– National Donate Life Month Celebrations – including flag raisings with local hospital partners, Flaunt Your Colors at the driver’s license branch
– National Donor Sabbath
– National Minority Donor Awareness Week
- Circuit Court Clerks and volunteers participate in hundreds of festivals, health fairs, and parades throughout Kentucky (Such as: Whitley Co. 5K, Nelson Co. Soccer Games, Clark Co. Catie’s Heart Day, Franklin Co. SODA Bike Ride, National Automobile Dealers Association display, NKY All Sports Reunion, Jefferson Co. Swim for Hope, Pendleton Co. Fundraiser by the Elrod Family, Powell Co. Parade, Madison Co. Christmas Parade, Calloway Co. July 4th Celebration, Taylor Co. Festival, and many more.)
– While renewing your license, Kentuckians learn about donation through educational pieces such as newsletters, leaflets, pens, calendars, posters and banners.