The Mississippi Hospitals for Hope campaign is a collaborative venture that teams the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank, and the Mississippi Hospital Association, with hospitals across Mississippi in an effort to save lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Participating in the Hospitals for Hope Campaign is simple and can be combined with your hospital’s current plans for outreach throughout the year and especially during National Donate Life Month in April. Participation is as easy as enrolling in the program and sending an e-mail to staff encouraging them to learn more about organ, eye & tissue donation or posting a message about donation on Facebook.
You can also visit the Mississippi Hospitals for Hope website at www.mshospitalsforhope.com.
Sign the donor registry to become an organ, eye & tissue donor HERE and give credit to your participating Hospital for Hope.
The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is proud to announce that they have partnered with Mississippi Gives, a nonprofit organization striving to inspire and grow philanthropy in Mississippi. Mississippi Gives has created a campaign to encourage Mississippians to unite and support charities by visiting www.MississippiGives.org to make a contribution. The website, which is the first of its kind in Mississippi, is a platform where users can search, find and connect with local nonprofits and be able to fundraise online or make direct, tax-deductible donations to the causes they are most passionate about. Donations are accepted year-round through the website, and whether the gift is $1 or $10,000, combined with 1000’s of other donations, one person can make a positive impact and help nonprofits continue to protect, nurture, and improve the quality of life in Mississippi.
Help us save lives! Support organ, eye & tissue donation at www.MississippiGives.org!
In August 1995 my brother was having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, which was successful, but as the Dr.said during surgery… his kidneys shut down. With no idea of any problem with them, we were in total shock.
My parents, my sister and I were all tested as a possible match and thanks to God he and I were a perfect match. We couldn’t have been more perfect had we been twins. There was no question at all that I would donate. So, in December, I started going through testing and was able to give him a kidney on January 1st, 1996. He is still alive today and doing very well with no problems. So, after already being an organ donor, I registered to continue to be.
The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will be partnering with Mississippi hospitals to recognize organ and tissue donors and recipients from Mississippi on the Donate Life Rose Parade float on January 1st, 2015 in Pasadena, California.
MORA representatives and select hospital partners are dedicating Donate Life Roses to be placed on the Donate Life float entry in the 2015 Rose Parade presented by Honda. Each dedicated rose is placed in a vial that carries a unique message of love, hope and remembrance, and honors donors, recipients, and others who have been touched by organ and tissue donation. The theme for the 2015 Rose Parade is “Inspiring Stories” and this year’s Donate Life float is titled The Never-Ending Story, symbolizing the enduring power of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. This is the 12th year Donate Life America has entered a float into the Rose Parade. The 2015 Rose Parade, the 126th edition of the parade itself, will be shown on multiple television networks in the United States and seen by millions more on television worldwide in more than 100 international territories and countries.
“We are humbled and extremely honored to participate in the Donate Life float tradition,” said Kellie Wier, the Director of Hospital Development for MORA. “The float symbolizes the commitment of many others to saving and improving lives through donation. It also represents the hope that donation brings to those in need of a miracle- a miracle only a donor can provide.”
You can find out more about the Donate Life float and its history on-line at www.DonateLifeFloat.org.
At present, more than 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. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 50 recipients or more. To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor go to www.donatelifems.org.
Rose Vial Photo Source: Donate Life California