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Butler County Honors National Donor Day During American Heart Month

 Alisha Emerson

February 9, 2021 – Butler County is emphasizing love in February by honoring National Donor Day and American Heart Month. In partnership with the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Melissa Cardwell, Butler County Circuit Court Clerk has dedicated February 14 as National Donor Day. Taking place during American Heart Month, National Donor Day is dedicated to educating communities about the importance of organ, tissue, and eye donation.

Over 1,000 Kentuckians across the Commonwealth are waiting patiently for their gift of life, people like Alisha Emerson. “On February 13, 2014 I received a phone call that has forever changed my life. A real heart for Valentine’s Day,” Emerson, a heart transplant recipient, said. Because of the generosity of her donor, Emerson and her husband have started a family. The birth of her first child would not have been possible without her gift of life, a gift that has kept on giving.

In honor of American Heart Month and National Donor Day, Cardwell encourages everyone to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

 “Each person who registers as an organ donor is making a profound impact for generations to come,” Cardwell said.

Join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry in one of the following ways:

  • Online 24/7 at RegisterMe.org
  • On your Apple iPhone, go to your Health App and toggle to “organ donor.”

Driver’s License Renewals: All Circuit Clerks’ offices and all KYTC offices have re-opened, adhering to Governor Beshear’s COVID-19 guidelines and continue to do so.

 The mission of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is to inform, educate, and encourage Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors to save lives; For more information visit

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