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Award-Winning High School Challenge Returns to Promote Heroic Act of Organ Donation

After a slight hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky's Circuit Clerks are excited to announce that sign-ups are open for the 2022 High School Challenge sponsored by Donate LIfe Kentucky.  The theme of the challenge this year is Be a Hero

The Donate Life Kentucky High School Challenge is a three-week competition to see which High School Club or group can add the most new names to the organ donor registry or complete the most activities to educate about the important mission of organ, tissue, and eye donation.  The Donate Life Kentucky High School Challenge has received national awards from Donate Life America for its creativity and success in inspiring registrations.

Any Kentucky club or group of students with a teacher/adult sponsor is welcome to sign up for this community service project at  Sign-ups are due Sept. 30, 2022.

"With over 100,000 Americans in need of lifesaving organ transplants, it is vital that Kentuckians register as organ donors," says Butler Co. Circuit Clerk, Melissa Cardwell.  "Each group of students that signs up for this challenge is already a hero."

The winning schools will be determined by reaching a target level in a point system based on outreach activities and another will be determined by the most new sign-ups on  Activities include donor registry drives, making commercials, art, school wide assemblies, and social media outreach.  Prizes in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to the top of these categories. 

"High school students can make an incredible impact on this lifesaving mission by educating their peers about the need for more registered donors," explains Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Circuit Clerks' Trust For Life.  The Circuit Clerks' Trust For Life partners with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates to put on this Challenge and other public education programs across the Commonwealth.

"Right now, 887 teenagers are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.  Organ donation and transplantation is an issue that can impact anyone at any time.  Every registered donor gives hope," said Cardwell. 

For more information on the High School Challenge, contact [email protected] or call 866-945-5433.

About Circuit Clerks' Trust For Life

The Kentucky Circuit Clerks' Trust For Life (TFL) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that educates and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ and tissue donors to save lives.  TFL was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks.  The dollar donations at driver's license counters and other philanthropic partners, including KODA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Kosair Charities, fund the statewide community outreach & public relations efforts to grow the Registry.  For more info call 1-866-945-5433, email [email protected], or visit


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