Become an organ donor to save lives

April is National Donate Life month and a crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Christian County Justice Center, where Mayor Carter Hendricks and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble read a proclamation for the occasion.

There are 120,000 people on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant in the United States and one of them dies every 90 minutes. Betty Lingenfelter’s life was saved 20 years ago by a liver transplant and says she’s an example of the difference one donor can make.

She reminds that there’s still a great need for donors to sign up on the registry.

You can commit to be an organ donor by going to or by doing so when you renew your driver’s license.