Hinds Community College Donor Challenge

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The School of Nursing at Hinds Community College, in partnership with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, invite you to participate in the 2015 Donor Challenge by registering to be an organ, eye & tissue donor. You can bring hope to the more than 122,000 Americans, 1,500 of whom are Mississippians, that are waiting for a life-saving transplant! One organ, eye & tissue donor has the opportunity to SAVE up to 8 lives and HEAL the lives of more than 50 others. Take the Donor Challenge!

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University of Southern Mississippi Donor Challenge

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The College of Health Ambassadors at the University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, invite you to participate in the 2015 Donor Challenge by registering to be an organ, eye & tissue donor. You can bring hope to the more than 122,000 Americans, 1,500 of whom are Mississippians, that are waiting for a life-saving transplant! One organ, eye & tissue donor has the opportunity to SAVE up to 8 lives and HEAL the lives of more than 50 others. Take the Donor Challenge!

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Upsilon Sigma hosts Donate Life Awareness Week

15.09.28_ICC PTK Volunteer Training 2The Upsilon Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Itawamba Community College (ICC) has chosen organ, eye & tissue donation as their Honors in Action Project for the 2015-2016 school year. After researching the topic over the Summer and preparing papers that were presented in their honors class early this Fall, the students have issued a Donor Challenge to their campus, other PTK chapters, and community to register as organ, eye & tissue donors.

ICC FB Registration NightAfter attending Donate Life Ambassador training, the students became official voluteers of the Donate Life Mississippi organization and immediately hosted a registration table at next home football game.

On Monday, October 19th, President Eaton from ICC signed a proclamation stating that October 26-30 would be Donate LifeAwareness Week!

15.10.19_EatonThe students hosted informative presentations and registration tables to kick off the week. On Monday, October 26th, the students presented to more than 200 ICC students and faculty members on the Fulton campus and welcomed Laura Gaskin, the donor mom of Matthew Gaskin, to share her personal experience with donation. Almost 100 viewers tuned in to the presentation live via Periscope.

On Tuesday, October 27th, the students presented again, but this time to the Tupelo campus. Donor mom Julie Dickerson, whose daughter Amy gave the Ultimate Gift of Life as a tissue donor, shared her testimony and left attendees with Donate Life bookmarks and calendars in honor of Amy.PresentationsA donor registration table will be set up Wednesday and Thursday ouside the cafeteria at the Fulton campus during lunch for those who would like to register.

Friday, October 30th, Donate Life Awareness Week will end with a Halloween Costume Contest and Donate Life registration table at the cafeteria from 11 – 1 p.m. Prizes will be given to the contest winners. See you there!

Register to be an organ, eye & tissue donor and support ICC’s efforts at www.msora.org/PTKDonorChallenge.

2015 Clergy & Clinicians Luncheon

2015 Clergy and Clinicians

MORA and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will be hosting a Clergy and Clinicians Luncheon on Wednesday, October 28th at the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive in Jackson from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will be a day of encouragement, empowerment and education as medical professionals, medical educators and medical administrators assemble with participants for leadership in spiritual care. The discussion will focus on pertinent medical information that impacts religious communities and pastoral issues regarding patients and their faith.

Losing a Brother, Saving Lives

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My little brother, Geoff, was the life of any get-together. He was a sweet man with a sense of humor that just wouldn’t quit. He was trustworthy and knew how to bring people together. He was extraordinarily intelligent – was a valued mechanical engineer at Ingall’s Shipbuilding. It was a total shock to my family when we got the call from Singing River Hospital. He was only 49 years old. In the midst of our heartbreak, came a glimmer of hope & some sense to the madness. G. was brain dead, and while there was no hope for HIS life in this world, his body could extend the lives of several others. When we received the lovely medallion from MORA and the letter describing the people’s lives his donations had saved, I can’t express the relief I felt. I felt absolute joy to hear about these dear people who had been helped merely by the fact that my brother had lived first. I’m a registered donor in my state of Florida. It is a small price to pay for the extension of the life of another.

Pedal for Life Stops in Clinton

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) welcomed eight riders from the Pedal for Life Organization, on Monday, October 19th, 2015, at the Clinton Visitor Center in Clinton to celebrate their efforts to promote the need for organ donation across the country. The Pedal for Life riders departed from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, to travel to the Donate Life America conference in New Orleans, LA. They will arrive on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the final day of the conference. Their mission is to spread awareness of the shortage of registered organ, eye and tissue donors in towns and cities during their 1,150 mile ride across seven states in 12 days.

The riders were also given the opportunity to meet the family of organ and tissue donor Danielle Bryant of Pearl, MS. Danielle was a donor in June of 2012 after suffering an aneurysm. Her mother Cynthia Camel and multiple family members were there to share their story of Danielle with the Pedal for Life team. On Monday, the riders rode in memory of Danielle.  Pedal for Life organizer, Bruce Brockway, is also a donor family member. His 10 year old son Garrett was killed after being struck by a tree in 2013. Bruce’s wife Tiffini is also travelling with the team as support. They have started a non-profit organization, Garrett’s Path, to promote the need for organ donation across the country.

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Photo Caption: Donor mom Cynthia Camel poses with the Pedal for Life team at the Clinton Visitor Center on Monday.

IMG_0561#Over 122,000 Americans, of all ages, are patiently awaiting an organ transplant. Pedal for Life is a non-profit organization that intends to bring more attention to this unnecessary situation. Bicycling is becoming more and more popular; either as a sport or as a commuting necessity. Pedal for Life intends to use this event and others like it to raise awareness for the need for organ donation in our country and is committed to moving the recipient waiting list for organ donation to zero.

MORA is one of 58 Organ Procurement Organizations across the county. The mission of MORA is to save and improve lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, please go to www.donatelifems.org.

Pedal for Life Stops in Tupelo

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) in Tupelo, welcomed eight riders from the Pedal for Life Organization, on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, to celebrate their efforts to promote the need for organ donation across the country. The Pedal for Life riders departed from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, to travel to the Donate Life America conference in New Orleans, LA. They will arrive on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the final day of the conference. Their mission is to spread awareness of the shortage of registered organ, eye and tissue donors in towns and cities during their 1,150 mile ride across seven states in 12 days.

The riders were also given the opportunity to meet the donor family of tissue donor April Stamper, who saved and healed multiple lives through her gift of donation. Her parents Elizabeth and Doug Stamper and siblings McKenzie and Austin were a part of the welcoming committee for the Pedal for Life riders. April’s memory will be honored during the next leg of the route, and the riders will be carrying a picture of her as they ride.

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Photo caption: Pedal for Life rider Bruce Brockway shares the story of tissue donor April donor with the rest of his team.

Over 122,000 Americans, of all ages, are patiently awaiting an organ transplant. Pedal for Life is a non-profit organization that intends to bring more attention to this unnecessary situation. Bicycling is becoming more and more popular; either as a sport or as a commuting necessity. Pedal for Life intends to use this event and others like it to raise awareness for the need for organ donation in our country and is committed to moving the recipient waiting list for organ donation to zero.

MORA is one of 58 Organ Procurement Organizations across the county. The mission of MORA is to save and improve lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

MORA will also welcome the Pedal for Life team at the Clinton Visitor Center located at 1300 Pinehaven Drive in Clinton, MS at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19th, 2015.

To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, please go to www.donatelifems.org.

Join us for the Wall of Heroes Dedication

Wall of Heroes Dedication 2015

Please join the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and The University of Mississippi Medical Center for the dedication of both of the Wall of Heroes, which are located in the University Hospital and Batson Children’s Hospital to honors donors who gave the Ultimate Gift of Life, on October 30th, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Hospital Chapel.