The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will host the inaugural Spero Awards presented by Donate Life Mississippi on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The awards will recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners, funeral home directors, coroners, volunteers and donor advocates that work tirelessly and in conjunction with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue donation to ultimately save and enhance lives.
The word Spero is Latin for “hope”. The title was chosen to reflect the hope that organ and tissue donation brings to those in need of a lifesaving organ or a life enhancing tissue transplant.
“The Spero Awards have been in the planning stages for a long time,” said Kevin Stump, Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency. “Our staff has worked diligently crafting the awards and the criteria for each category. We are confident these awards will publicly share the many success stories of our donation partners and advocates. They are the ones who make the miracles happen. We look forward to honoring their work and celebrating their spirit while recognizing the lives that have been touched in Mississippi and across the country.”