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Russell County’s Circuit Court Clerk’s Office supports KNN’s Kentucky Gives Day

Patient Assistance Fund helps Kentucky families through financial hardship after organ transplant

May 2, 2023 – For over 10 years, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN) has rallied support for nonprofits all over the state by launching an annual day of giving called Kentucky Gives Day.  This year, the online giving campaign day is Tuesday, May 9th.


Russell County Circuit Court Clerk, Tony Kerr, encourages everyone to get involved and help others. 

“On May 9, people across the Commonwealth will celebrate generosity and make an impact for those in need. Our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund is one of the many wonderful programs you can support. We help at-risk Kentucky transplant patients who experience financial hardship due to medical bills, medications, and medical-related travel expenses. We can’t allow organ transplant patients to have to choose between medication or groceries,” said Tony Kerr, Russell County Circuit Court Clerk. “Kentucky organ recipients, like one-year-old Rocky, need our help.”

The Transplant Patient Assistance Fund is administered by the Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life/Donate Life Kentucky which is an independent non-profit participating in Kentucky Gives Day. 

“In 2022, our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund granted $92,439 to 113 organ transplant recipients in Kentucky.  They ranged from age 8 months to 72 years old.  In 2023, we are anticipating more grant requests than ever before,” explains Shelley Snyder, Executive Director.  “There are so many extraordinary nonprofits taking part in Kentucky Gives Day.  Every gift is meaningful, at any level.  We are eternally grateful for the Circuit Clerks’ continued commitment to the mission of organ donation and helping transplant patients.”  To learn more and donate go to:

Over 100,000 children and adults in America are waiting on a lifesaving transplant.  Although there are a record-breaking number of transplants every year, still 17 people die waiting for their gift of life every day.  Everyone is encouraged to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry at either of the following ways: 


·       On the internet 24/7 at

•     Click “YES” while obtaining a driver’s license at a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Regional Office


About Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (Trust)

The Trust is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that educates and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ and tissue donors to save lives. The Trust was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks.  The dollar donations at KY Transportation Cabinet driver’s license counters and other philanthropic partners, including KODA and Kosair for Kids, fund the statewide community outreach & public relations efforts to grow the Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. Thanks to philanthropic supporters, the Satterwhite Patient Assistance Fund has been in existence since 2001.  It was named for Judge Charles Satterwhite, a double lung recipient and passionate advocate for organ donation.  The Trust is a partner of Donate Life America and is a Donate Life Kentucky organization.  For more info call 1-866-945-5433, email or visit


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