Welcome to the 2014 Donor Challenge!
Here to sign up to become an organ, eye and tissue donor
and SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL?
Please click on the banner of the team you would like your registry to count for!
Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State
Monday, September 15th – Friday, October 17th
CHALLENGE OVER! SOUTHERN MISS WINS!
Click here for more information about the results of this Challenge: Donor Challenge Results
Delta State University vs. Mississippi College
Monday, October 13th – Friday, November 7th
CHALLENGE OVER! DELTA STATE WINS!
Click here for more information about the results of this challenge: Donor Challenge Results
Jackson State University vs. Alcorn State University
Monday, October 20th – Friday, November 14th
CHALLENGE OVER – WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Read here to learn more about the Challenge!
The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donor Challenge, an annual statewide outreach effort to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation on college campuses while securing donor designations, will expand to a record seven college campuses in 2014.
Since the inaugural 2012 Donor Challenge, schools and student participation has continued to build from only 2 rival universities the very first year. This year, Alcorn State, Delta State, Jackson State, University of Mississippi, Mississippi College, Mississippi State and the University of Southern Mississippi will all participate in the competition. Mississippi State is returning after a one year absence. Mississippi College and Delta State will be participating for the first year.
The 2014 Donor Challenge will be actually be three separate challenges between school “rivals”.
Monday, September 15th-Friday, October 17th
Ole Miss, Mississippi State & Southern Miss
Monday, October 13th- Friday, November 7th
Delta State & Mississippi College
Monday, October 20th- Friday, November 14th
Alcorn State & Jackson State
“Last year, when we expanded the Donor Challenge to four schools, we saw an incredible 300% increase in donor designations,” said Charlotte Mullinnix, Director of MORA Outreach Services. “We are thrilled about the expansion of participating schools in the 2014 Donor Challenge and once again, we’re expecting another tremendous spike in people registering to be organ, eye and tissue donors. It’s an exciting way to increase awareness, designations and bring hope to those in need of lifesaving transplants.”
In 2012, Southern Miss won the inaugural Donor Challenge over Mississippi State. Last year, Ole Miss took the victory away from Southern Miss and Alcorn State beat Jackson State. Students, fans, alumni, faculty and staff of each university can register to be organ donors at any Donor Challenge registration event or they can sign up on-line at www.msora.org/DonorChallenge. This year, the school’s overall totals will also reflect students and fans already registered as organ and tissue donors if they show the donor designation on their license or donor card at any registration event. Existing donor registrations will account for 25% of the total.
Currently over 1,400 Mississippians and 123,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant. A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 18 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes.