Delivering the ‘gift’ of organ transplants


Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates partners with UPS to ensure donated tissues or organs reach their destinations on time and undamaged.

This photo shows packaged organs being loaded onto a UPS browntail.
On its website, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) says its mission is “to provide organ and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who gave.”

Last year, KODA partnered with UPS to help ensure each donated organ or tissue, or gift, the nonprofit was entrusted with reached its destination across the country on time and undamaged. Sharon Cauthen was the first recipient of a life-saving kidney “gift” delivered by UPS in June of 2016. Since then, the UPS Express Critical®Healthcare Desk has arranged delivery of 42 gifts on behalf of KODA. Continue reading

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