Office wins popcorn prize for helping to save lives

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Owen County’s drivers license office has been presented a large tin of “Thank You” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life for their exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.
“Your circuit court clerk’s office has shown incredible initiative in their efforts to support this program and help save lives. Without their enthusiasm and hard work, thousands of Kentuckians would not know about the lifesaving mission of organ donation,” Trust For Life Executive Director Shelley Snyder said.  “The popcorn is a fun way to show how much we appreciate the important work they do every day in the circuit clerk’s office.”
This year, a record 72 offices received popcorn this year.
 “The trust answers questions, overcomes myths, and educates the public about the crucial need for more registered donors in Kentucky,” Owen Circuit Court Clerk Margaret Forsee said.
Currently, 44 percentage of Kentucky residents are registered donors. 
In comparison, over 60  percent of residents in Ohio and Indiana are registered to save lives. 
“Public attention to this cause is essential.  From presentations in schools and civic clubs, to statewide PR campaigns, the circuit clerks’ Trust For Life aids patients in need of transplants,” Snyder said.
“The Trust For Life’s mission is easy to stand behind, as we all know someone who has been touched by the gift of life.  It is an honor to educate the public on the importance of organ donation through the dollars we collect in the driver’s license office. We know it is the law that we ask for the dollar, but we do it because the impact each dollar makes in the community is so significant,” Forsee said. “We want to keep up this momentum.  We will continue to help our community become registered organ donors and raise awareness so more lives can be saved through the miracle of transplantation.”
Everyone can register as a donor by going online www.donatelifeky.org.  If you would like to learn more about the Trust, or make a tax-deductible contribution, go to www.trustforlife.org or call 1-866-945-5433.