License symbol for donors available Tuesday

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 22, 2013 at 2:31 am •  Published: January 22, 2013
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians who want to become organ donors can have their wishes known with a special symbol on their licenses or ID cards that also adds their name to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

The option becomes available Tuesday.

In the past, Kentuckians using a license or ID card to show they want to be organ donors could only do so by signing a statement on the back along with two witnesses. While that option is still available, it does not add the person's name to the registry.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release that joining the registry is a more definitive step because a license or ID may not be available at the time of death.