The group has raised over $4 million for the cause as the group has seen the list of Americans waiting for transplants more than double in size — from 35,751 in 1994 to more than 88,000 today, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
More than 750 Kentuckians are estimated to also be waiting for a transplant.
The group is bracing for a decrease in donations, however, as the price of a Kentucky license jumped from $8 to $20 dollars last week, a 130 percent increase.
“Its already hurting donations,” Deputy Clerk Julie Colley said Friday, the first day of increased fees. By lunch Friday, Colley had been unable to persuade anyone to donate to the group.
According to TFL’s Web site, more than 90 percent of Americans voice their support for organ donation, but only 40 percent actually have their organs donated. TFL Director Berkeley Scott said the discrepancy stems from donors not discussing their decision with family members.
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