$333,050 was collected in 2017, due to organ donor contributions in Tennessee.
County Clerk Bill Knowles said, “In 2017 the 95 county clerk offices collected $333,050 in organ donor contributions from generous motorists across Tennessee. Hamilton County ranks second in the state in giving to the Clerk Association’s Donor Awareness Project. Local motorists are to be commended for donating $32,050 last year.
“The dollars donated when registering a vehicle makes it possible for the distribution of educational materials, school based programs and recognition events for organ and tissue donors.
The program is administered by a board comprised of physicians, donor service professionals and county clerk representatives. They plan promotional projects in cooperation with the Tennessee Donor Services organization. County clerk offices have collected more than five million dollars since the program was approved by the State Legislature in 1996.”
Mr. Knowles is a founding board member of the county clerk program.