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Push for more Kentuckians to become organ donors

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentuckians now have the option of printing an organ donor heart on their driver's license.

When renewing a license, deputy clerks ask all Kentuckians if they'd like to be a registered organ donor.  If you say yes, you can have a small blue heart with the words "Organ Donor" on your card.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson received his today:  "Every day we have over 900 recipients waiting for an organ or tissue donation.  And again, it's just another way of awareness to save a life in the Commonwealth."

About 35 percent of Kentuckians are on the Organ Donor Registry.  The national goal is to have 50 percent registered.

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